Bramshott

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Coordinates: 51°05′21″N 0°47′54″W / 51.08928°N 0.79827°W / 51.08928; -0.79827

Bramshott
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Offices of Bramshott and Liphook Parish Council
Bramshott is located in Hampshire
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OS grid reference SU842329
Civil parish Bramshott
District East Hampshire
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
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Ambulance South Central
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Bramshott is a village in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It lies 0.9 miles (1.4 km) north of Liphook.

The nearest railway station, Liphook, is 1.3 miles (2.1 km) south of the village.

History[edit]

The first evidence for the hamlet of Bramshott is the record of Matthew as its first Rector in 1225 and the early 13th century church. The parish evolved from the medieval manors of Brembreste (Bramshott today), Lidessete (Ludshott), Ciltelelei (Chiltlee), the royal forest of Woolmer and fragments of two other manors.

Bramshott Manor is described in the Domesday Book as held by Edward of Salisbury from the king with two freemen, thirteen tenants (of restricted freedom) and two mills. Ludshott Manor, lying to the north of Bramshott Manor, is recorded with four tenants and a mill. Chiltlee Manor lay to the south of Bramshott Manor and was recorded as being held by the king, William the Conqueror, with four tenants and land for two ploughs, worth fifty three shillings (£2.65). These four manors lay on the edge of the royal forest of Woolmer, with the origins of Liphook perhaps built as smallholdings to serve huntsmen.

The village grew until the 14th century but was checked by the Black Death. It seems some people escaped from the manors to Liphook to evade taxes of the Lord. Since the 16th century development of Bramshott has been intertwined with that of Liphook.

St. Mary's Church holds the graves of 318 Canadian soldiers stationed at nearby Bramshott Camp during the First World War, including many victims of the influenza outbreak of 1918-20.

Environment[edit]

Bramshott Chase is an area of National Trust woodland adjacent to the London-Portsmouth Road popular for walking.[1]

Notable people[edit]

With a total of seventeen alleged ghosts, Bramshott is claimed as one of the most haunted villages in Britain.[2] Boris Karloff lived in Bramshott until his death,[3] and it is said that his ghost walks the lanes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Woodland Trust: Bramshott Chase". Retrieved 18 Apr 2014. 
  2. ^ Karl, Jason (2007). An Illustrated History of the Haunted World. New Holland Publishers. p. 90. ISBN 978-1-84537-687-1. 
  3. ^ "Boris Karloff's daughter visits Bramshott to help church". BBC News. 7 October 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Capes, W.W. (1901). Rural Life in Hampshire. 
  • Newman, Roger C. (1976). A Hampshire Parish. 
  • Finney, Joan; Wilson, Alan. "The Origin and Growth of Liphook: 1. Before the Coaching Age". Liphook Community Magazine. Summer 2005: 16–17. 

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