Place:Bramshill, Hampshire, England

Alt namesBromsellesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 122
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates51.346°N 0.931°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoEversley, Hampshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Odiham Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Hartley Wintney Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Hart District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Bramshill is a civil parish in the Hart District of Hampshire. Its name has become synonymous with the Police Staff College, Bramshill, located in Bramshill House. It is bordered by the Rivers Whitewater, Blackwater and Hart and by the parishes of Eversley, Mattingley, Heckfield in Hampshire, and Farley Hill and Swallowfield in Berkshire.

The population of Bramshill is around 100, but the Police College at Bramshill House has a transient population of its own.


Historically, Bramshill was an estate owned by the Lord of the Manor, residing at Bramshill House. The last incumbent was Lord Brockett, who sold the estate in 1952.

It was originally a chapelry in the parish of Eversley.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Eversley which should have references to Bramshill.
  • 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