Place:Bramfield, Hertfordshire, England

Alt namesBraintfieldsource: Family History Library Catalog
Brandefellesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 136
Brantfieldsource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates51.817°N 0.117°W
Located inHertfordshire, England
See alsoCashio Hundred, Hertfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Hertford Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
East Hertfordshire District, Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Bramfield is a village and civil parish in the East Hertfordshire District of Hertfordshire, England. Nearby settlements include Hertford, Waterford and Stapleford. Bramfield's church is dedicated to St. Andrew.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Bramfield from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"BRAINTFIELD, Brantfield, or Bramfield, a parish in the [registration] district and county of Hertford; near the river Beane, 3½ miles NW of Hertford {railway] station. Post Town: Hertford. Acres: 1,540. Real property: £1,807. Population: 191. Houses: 45. The property is divided among a few. Braintfield Place is the seat of the Brasseys. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value: £267. Patron: Abel Smith, Esq. The church is good. Thomas à Becket was rector."

Bramfield was a detached parish in the Cashio Hundred which covered, for the most part, parishes further west. (See the outline map on the Cashio Hundred page.) By the 19th century it was in the Hertford Registration District and Poor Law Union, administrations covering a much more local area than Cashio. It was part of the Hertford Rural District from 1894 until 1974 and is now considered to be in East Hertfordshire.

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