Place:Brasted, Kent, England

Alt namesBriestedesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 146
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.2766°N 0.1108°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoSevenoaks Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Sevenoaks (district), Kent, Englanddistrict 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.

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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 Sevenoaks non-metropolitan district.

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