In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bramfield like this:
BRAINTFIELD, Brantfield, or Bramfield, a parish in the district and county of Hertford; near the river Beane, 3½ miles NW of Hertford r. station. Post Town, Hertford. Acres, 1,540. Real property, £1,807. Pop., 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. Thom as à Becket was rector.
Bramfield is now part of East Hertfordshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Hertfordshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bramfield itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bramfield in East Hertfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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