Bradfield Combust

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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.

If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

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You can now buy beer from many pubs and breweries via CAMRA's new Brew2You app. Click on the logo to download the app.

Introduction

Formerly called "Bradfield Pava" and appearing on John Speed's 1610 map as "Burnebradfeld", this is the smallest of three Bradfield parishes. Bradfield in general was recorded in Domesday as "Bradefelda".

Legend has it that rioting peasants burnt down a hall belonging to Bury abbey in 1327 hence the fiery new name! Unfortunately, the name was already recorded prior to that incident, so the legend can't actually be true, much as we'd love it to be.

Although doubtful, tales of lost treasure and hidden tunnels persist.

Arthur Young, a famous agricultural writer was born at the hall in 1741 and was later responsible for planting many trees that still grace the parkland today. Also see Stanningfield.

Another notable resident was Judge Branson, who lived at the hall. He was the grandfather of Richard Branson.

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History

In the 1861 census a brewer is listed: George Finch/55y/Cockfield married to Jemima Finch/55y/Cockfield [?]

Acknowledgements

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

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