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Bramdean (VB092) is a comprehensive study of the history of this rural Hampshire village and the parish of St Simon and St Jude, along with the tin church on Bramdean Common originally built for the travelling community. It is located nine miles east of Winchester and four miles south-east of Alresford on the A272.  A Roman villa was found in 1823 and the original Saxon name was Bromdene, meaning the valley where broom grew, indicates continued occupation over many centuries.  The VENABLES family of Woodcote Manor were benefactors in the 18th Century with other ancient families associated with the parish including BUDD, COOPER, GREEN, HALL, HARDING, and PINK.

This twelve page booklet includes a great deal of historical information covering Bramdean including not only the gentry but also the teachers, publicans and ordinary people. To assist with your research, useful references for Bramdean documents and records held at the Hampshire Record Office are given throughout, together with other sources and website addresses for more information.

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