Bracon Ash


"BRACON-ASH, 6 miles S.W. of Norwich, has in its parish 293 souls and 943 acres of fertile land, mostly the property of Miss Berney and the Rev. Sir Wm. Robt. Kemp, Bart. The former resides at the Hall, a neat, modern mansion, and is lady of the manor and patroness of the Church, (St. Nicholas,) which was thoroughly repaired in 1808, and is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10, and now enjoyed by the Rev. Thos. Peyton Slapp, of Old Buckenham. The tithes were commuted, in 1842, for £243. 8s. per annum. Lord Thurlow, the celebrated Chancellor of England, was born here in 1730, and died in 1806." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Bracon Ash may also be called Braconash.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Humbleyard, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Nicholas.

Church History

Church of St Nicholas
Description and pictures.

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Bracon Ash was in Henstead Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

Bracon Ash and Hethel Parish Council
Parish council meetings, minutes, etc.
Bracon Ash Church
Bracon Ash Church and Village.
[The Church, 1960s]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Bracon Ash is in Humbleyard Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Humbleyard Hundred
Description of Humbleyard Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Bracon Ash has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM183999 (Lat/Lon: 52.55355, 1.218194), Bracon Ash which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law



  • 1831: Numbers of households, males, females, etc.