Bramham is an Ancient Parish in the West Riding of the county of Yorkshire.
Other places in the parish include: Oglethorpe and Bramham cum Oglethorpe.
Status: Ancient Parish
Parish church: All Saints
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1586
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1633
Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.
Parishes adjacent to Bramham
- Barwick in Elmet
- Newton Kyme
- Thorp Arch
- Stutton with Hazlewood
- Boston Spa
Historical Descriptions of Bramham
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
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.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850
Bramham, 3½ m. W. Tadcaster. P. 2760
Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.
Bramham-cum-Oglethorpe Poll Book W.R. Yorkshire 1841
Poll Book of the West-Riding Election, July 1841 for Two Knights of the Shire for the West-Riding of Yorkshire.
Aberford Polling District
N. В. The o after an Electors name, signifies that he is a yearly occupier at a rental of £50.
|Name of Electors||Residence|
|Beal James||No. 1, Tavistock street, Bedford square, London|
|Bulmer William||Precentor's court, York|
|Burnan Robert||Star Inn|
|Burton John||Shaley house, Holmfirth|
|Dodgson John||Spen Farm|
|Eamonson Rev. Benj.||Collingham|
|Fox George Lane||Bramham|
|Gibson Francis||Headley Hall|
|Grimston Thomas||Clifford Mill|
|Hartley Thomas||No. 45, Rathbone Place London|
|Huddleston Abraham, o||Low Mills|
|Jackson John, o||Bramham|
|Jenkinson Edward, o||Bramham|
|Lee Burley Paul||Bramham|
|Payler John o||Bramham|
|Radcliffe Rev. John||Oxford|
|Ramsden Jas. Henry||Bramham Biggin|
|Smith Charles||7, Elmwood street, Leeds|
|Smith William o||Bramham|
|Sparling Joseph o||Bramham|
|Varley Brian o||Bramham|
|Whitaker James o||Bramham|
|Wilkinson John o||Well Hill|
|Wilson Joseph Bilton||13, High Ousegate, York|
|Wilson Samuel||Warter, near Pocklington|
|Wilson Thomas Wood||Fulford|
|Wormald Joseph||Bramham (dead)|
|Wright John o||Bowcliffe|
Family History Links
Civil Registration District: Tadcaster
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York
Rural Deanery: New Ainsty
Poor Law Union: Barwick Gilbert Union
Hundred: Barkstone Ash