Bramfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Hertfordshire.

Alternative names: Braintfield, Brantfield

Parish church: St. Andrew

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Bengeo
  • Watton at Stone
  • Hertford St Andrew with St Nicholas and St Mary
  • Tewin
  • Stapleford

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BRAINTFIELD (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Hertford, hundred of Cashio, or liberty of St. Alban’s, though locally in the hundred of Hertford, county of Hertford, 3½ miles (N. W.) from Hertford; containing 201 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £11. 6. 8., and in the patronage of Abel Smith, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £326, and there are about 35 acres of glebe. According to Matthew Paris, this was the first preferment held by Thomas à Becket; and a small pond near the parsonage-house still bears his name.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records


  • County: Hertfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Hertford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Hitchin Division)
  • Diocese: Post-1844 – Rochester, Pre-1845 – Lincoln
  • Rural Deanery: Welwyn
  • Poor Law Union: Hertford
  • Hundred: Cashio
  • Province: Canterbury

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