OS Grid Reference: TQ4755
The 1841 population was 1,130

"Brasted, or Brastead, is a parish, 4½ miles west from Seven Oaks, 2½ east from Westerham, in Codsheath Hundred, and Seven Oaks Union, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, and in the valley of the Darent, between Sundridge and Westerham....The village is situated on the high road to Westerham; on the stream are paper mills. A fair is held on Holy Thursday for horses and cattle. The church is dedicated to St Martin. The living is a rectory, valued in the K.B. at 22 6s 8d., present nett income about 600; patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury; the Rev. William H. Mill, D.D., is the incumbent... Here is a National school. Brastead Common is 1 mile south. Brastead Place is a fine seat and park adjoining the village. Hill Park is 1 mile west."  1852 directory

Placename Origin

Brasted = Broad place. OE brad stede

Administrative Units

Brasted fell within the Hundred of Westerham. Its 19th century Registration District & Poor Law Union was Sevenoaks.
Probate Jurisdiction was Shoreham to 1845, PCC 1846-57.

Census Publications

  • 1851 Name Index (only) published on microfiche as part of Volume VI (Sevenoaks Registration District).

For ordering details see Census Publications.

Churches and Chapels (pre-1910)

Church of England


West Kent map