Sister cities of Braishfield
Braishfield is a village and civil parish north of Romsey in Hampshire, England. It has neither main roads nor railways, but is crossed by the Monarch's Way long-distance footpath. The Church of England parish church of All Saints was built in 1855.
The hamlet of Pucknall lies due east of the village.
Archaeological discoveries in Braishfield include the remains of the oldest dwellings to be found in Great Britain and the first Neolithic dwelling site of any kind to be discovered in Hampshire. The parish lies on the northern edge of the Hampshire Basin, with chalk in the north. To the south and east of the village this is overlain by Palaeocene sands and clays of the Lambeth Group. At the southern edge the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens are on younger deposits of Eocene age, sloping from a ridge of the Nursling sands into a valley of London Clay.
The television series Worzel Gummidge was filmed in part here, including scenes at the school. The name Braishfield is thought to be derived fom the Old English bræsc + feld, meaning 'open land with small branches or brushwood'.
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