Place:Bramshaw, Hampshire, England

Alt namesBramessagesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 122
East Bramshawsource: part of parish always in Hampshire
West Bramshawsource: part of parish till 1895 in Wiltshire
Brooksource: hamlet in parish
Brocsource: spelling variation
Frithamsource: hamlet in parish
Furzleysource: hamlet in parish
Stock's Crosssource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.933°N 1.617°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoNew Forest Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located until 1834
Redbridge Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located after 1834
New Forest Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974|
New Forest District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Bramshaw is a small village and civil parish in the New Forest District of Hampshire. It lies just inside the New Forest National Park. The name Bramshaw means "bramble wood". The village of Bramshaw is stretched out for several miles along the B3079 road, with the church to the north, the hamlet of Brook to the south and Stock's Cross at its centre. It also contains the hamlets of Fritham and Furzley.

Bramshaw was partly in Wiltshire and partly in Hampshire until the "County of Southampton Act 1894" placed it all into Hampshire. The county boundary ran through the churchyard, and through the church, which had its nave in Wiltshire and its chancel in Hampshire. There were separate parish councils, one for Bramshaw (Hampshire) and one for Bramshaw (Wiltshire), which survived as West Bramshaw and East Bramshaw until 1932 when they were unified. For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Bramshaw.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Bramshaw.
  • GENUKI has a list of archive holders in Hampshire including the Hampshire Record Office, various museums in Portsmouth and Southhampton, the Isle of Wight Record Office and Archives.
  • The Hampshire Online Parish Clerk project has a large collection of transcriptions from Parish Registers across Hampshire.
  • A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 together with tables listing the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered, along with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Do respect the copyright on this material.
  • The three-storey City Museum in Winchester covers the Iron Age and Roman periods, the Middle Ages, and the Victorian period.
  • Volumes in The Victoria County History Series are available for Hampshire through British History Online. There are three volumes and the county is covered by parishes within the old divisions of "hundreds".
A collection of maps on the A Vision of Britain through Time website illustrating the English county of Hampshire over the period 1832-1932 (the last two are expandible):
  • A group of maps of the post-1974 municipal districts or boroughs of Hampshire on Wikipedia Commons
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