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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"BRAMHAM, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Barkston-Ash, liberty of St. Peter; 3 miles from Aberford, 4 from Tadcaster and Wetherby, 14 from Pontefract and York. Pop. including Oglethorpe, 970, which being united form a township. The Church, peculiar, is a vicarage, dedicated to All-Saints (see Churches for photograph), value, ~£6. 7s. 6d. p.r. !£130. Patron, the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church College, Oxford.

On Bramham Moor are the remains of a Roman consular road, from which came divers Viae Vicinales, by Thorner and Shadwell, through Sheep Lane and Haw caster Rig to Adel. --Drake. --Whitaker's Ducatus Leodiensis.

Here the Earl of Northumberland's forces were defeated by Sir Thomas Rokesby, and the Earl, the chief instrument in deposing Richard II. and raising up Henry IV. was slain. His head, covered with silver hairs, being put upon a stake, was carried in mock procession, through all the towns to London, and then placed on the bridge. --Hollinshead. --Stow. --Dug. --Bar."

Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.

  • Boston Spa
  • Bowcliffe
  • Bramham Biggin
  • Bramham Lodge
  • Bramham Park
  • Chesnut Grove
  • Clifford
  • Headley Hall
  • Oglethorpe

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]


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  • The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient) parish, but I have no further information on them other than the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
    • (SE418458) Moor End



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