Bramham  West Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bramham like this:

BRAMHAM, a township, a parish, and a subdistrict, in Tadcaster district, W. R. Yorkshire. The township bears the name of Bramham-cum-Oglethorpe; lies 2½ miles SW of Newton-Kyme r. station, and 4 W of Tadcaster; and has a post office, of the name of Bramham, under Tadcaster. Acres, 3,971. ...

Real property, £6,007. Pop., 1,331. Houses, 265.—The parish contains also the township of Clifford-cum-Boston. Acres, 5,462. Real property, £15,152. Pop., 3,484. Houses, 721. The property is much subdivided. Bramham Park, now the property of G. Lane Fox, Esq., belonged formerly to the Lords Bingley; was built in the time of Queen Anne; consists of centre and wings, in the Græco-Italian style; contained till recently a portrait of Queen Anne, given by her in acknowledgment of her being entertained; and was visited by George IV. The proprietor of it has abandoned it as a residence, but maintains the grounds around it in good order, and resides in a handsome neighbouring mansion. Bramham moor has large remains of Watling-street; and is a resort of sportsmen. Excellent limestone is quarried; and coal is found. Sir Thomas Rokeby, in 1408, on the part of Henry IV., fought and defeated the Earl of Northumberland at Bramham. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £300.* Patron, Christ Church, Oxford. The church consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and short spire; and has a fine pointed doorway. The vicarages of Boston Spa and Clifford are separate benefices. Bramham college, a fine building amid ornate grounds, is an educational institution for young gentlemen. There are two Methodist chapels, an endowed school, and charities £28.-The subdistrict contains three parishes, parts of three others, and an extra-parochial tract. Acres, 17,659. Pop., 4,990. Houses, 1,038.

Bramham through time

Bramham is now part of Leeds district. Click here for graphs and data of how Leeds has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bramham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bramham, in Leeds and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th May 2024

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