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Bramfield, Braintfield, or Brantfield, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Bramfield, Braintfield, or Brantfield, a village and a parish in Hertfordshire, near the river Beane, 3¼ miles NW of Hertford railway station. Post town, Hertford, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage of parish, 1609; population, 213. Bramfield House, formerly called Green Hall, is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; gross value, £303. The church is a building of stuccoed brick in the Early English style. Thomas a Becket was rector, and a pond in the parish is still called after his name.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyHertfordshire 
Ecclesiastical parishBraintfield St. Andrew 
HundredCashio 
LibertySt. Albans 
Poor Law unionHertford 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hertfordshire, 1572 and 1634. Edited by Walter C. Metcalfe, F.S.A. is available on the Heraldry page.