|Alt names||Briestede||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 146|
|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish|
|Located in||Kent, England|
|See also||Codsheath Hundred, Kent, England||ancient county division in which it was part located|
|Westerham Hundred, Kent, England||ancient county division in which it was part located|
|Sevenoaks Rural, Kent, England||rural district of which it was a part 1894-1974|
|Sevenoaks (district), Kent, England||district municipality which has covered the area since 1974|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
NOTE: There is also a place named Bearsted near Maidstone in Kent.
- the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia
Brasted is a village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England. The parish is located to the west of Sevenoaks town. The parish includes the settlements of Brasted Chart and Toys Hill, and had a population of 1321 persons (2001 census). The single slightly winding street of the village has a number of 18th-century houses, and several antique shops. The parish church is dedicated to St Martin.
The name is recorded as Briestede in 1086 and as Bradestede around 1100; it is from Old English brād + stede and means 'broad place.'
Napoleon III lived in Brasted Place (one of only two Robert Adam houses in Kent). Another famous resident was John Turton, physician to King George III.
During the Second World War the White Hart pub was popular with RAF fighter pilots stationed at nearby Biggin Hill.
Australian soft-drink manufacturer George Marchant was born here in 1857.
Brasted used to be served by a railway station on the branch line running between Westerham and Dunton Green that opened in 1881 and closed in 1961.
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Brasted was a civil parish in Sevenoaks Rural District from 1894 until 1974, and since 1974 has been part of the non-metropolitan Sevenoaks District. Originally it was an ancient parish partly in the Codsheath Hundred and partly in the Westerham Hundred in the Sutton at Hone Lathe of Kent.
- Kent County Council Archive, Local Studies and Museums Service. James Whatman Way, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1LQ. This incorporates the Centre for Kentish Studies in Maidstone and the East Kent Archives Centre near Dover.
- Canterbury Cathedral Archives see the Archives web pages on the Canterbury Catherdral site.
- For information on the area around the Medway Towns, have a look at Medway Council's CityArk site.
- Ordnance Survey Maps of England and Wales - Revised: Kent illustrates the parish boundaries of Kent when rural districts were still in existence and before Greater London came into being. The map publication year is 1931. An earlier map of 1900 may also be useful. The maps blow up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets. Maps in this series are now downloadable for personal use.
- Census records for Kent are available on FamilySearch, Ancestry and FindMyPast. The first site is free; the other two are pay sites but have access to microfilmed images. Steve Archer produced a very useful round-up of the available sources, but this information may not be up to date.
- Registration Districts in Kent for the period 1837 to the present. By drilling down through the links you can follow any parish through the registration districts to which it was attached.
- England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911 The full database from Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, has been available online from FamilySearch since June 2016.
- Kent had five family history societies (now only four):
Categories: Kent, England | Brasted, Kent, England | Codsheath Hundred, Kent, England | Westerham Hundred, Kent, England | Sevenoaks Rural, Kent, England | Sevenoaks (district), Kent, England