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Norfolk - Brampton

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, pp.254-5.

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BRAMPTON is a village and parish on the navigable river Bure, 2 mies south-east from Aylsham ststion on the Esat Norfolk branch of the Great Eastern railway, in the Northern division of the county, South Erpingham hundred, Aylsham union and county court district, rural deanery of Ingworth and archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Peter is an old stone building, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave and aisles, with a small tower, round at the base, and octagonal and castellated at the top, containing 1 bell, and stands on rising ground. The register dates from the year 1731. The living is a rectory, yearly value tithe rent charge, 154, with 20 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Rev. Henry Philip Marsham B.C.L., J.P. and held since 1874 by the Rev. Charles Benjamin Leupolt, of Basle College, Switzerland, who resides at Marsham. The Primitive Methodists have a place of worship here. Roman coins and urns have been found here at different times. The Hall, a very ancient building, has been converted into a farmhouse: it belongs to Philip E. Sewell esq. of Catton, who is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The soil is mixed; subsoil, gravel and clay. The chief crops are wheat, roots, barley and hay. The area is 521 acres, of which 16 are common; rateable value 982; and the population in 1881 was 182,

POST OFFICE.-- George Bircham, receiver. Letters through Norwich 7.30 a.m.; dispatched at 4.10 p.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Buxton

Here is a British school, supported by voluntary contributions; Mrs. Jane Richer, mistress

Transcription © Copyright E C ("Paddy") Apling, July 2007; name correction and links updated December 2009.

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1845; and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Hunt's 1850 [GENUKI-NFK]
Brampton wills
Brampton Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
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