"BRAMERTON, a small village and parish, 4½ miles S.E. by E. of Norwich, has 229 inhabitants, and 728A. 3R. 34P. of land, belonging to several proprietors, and lying in the manors of the surrounding parishes. The Hall, which was the seat of the Corys from 1400 to the middle of last century, is now the seat and property of John Blake, Esq. The Church (St. Peter,) was rebuilt in 1462, and the living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6, in the gift of Robert Fellowes, Esq., and is now enjoyed by the Rev. Edward Blake, who has recently built a handsome new rectory-house, and has 22A. of glebe. The tithes have been commuted, and the present yearly value of the living is about £250." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Claire Reeve]




Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brooke, 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 Peter.

Church History

Church of St Peter
Description and pictures.
Eleven Churches, a Guide to the Bramerton Group, Norfolk.
See Hellington
Filby, Vivian
Through the lynchgate: St Peter's Church, Bramerton.
[Norwich, HM Prison, 1990s]
Loyd-Claxton, Joyce
St Peter's Church, Bramerton.
[Bramerton, The Church, 1990s]
Bramerton Christadelphians
History, events, pictures, etc.

Church Records

These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
In the Church of St Peter.

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), Bramerton was in Henstead Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Bramerton Post Mill
Short description.
Bramerton Tower Mill
Description and history.
Banger, Joan
Bramerton: Collection of letters, photographs, private research, newspaper cuttings, etc.
[Loose papers in Norwich Local Studies Library, 2000]
Banger, Joan
[Bramerton, The Bramerton Society, 1991]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Bramerton is in Henstead Hundred.

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

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


Land and Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of Claims (18): Bramerton.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Annual (consolidated) Act of Inclosure, 1849.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG295050 (Lat/Lon: 52.594602, 1.387623), Bramerton which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.



These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1801 19 23 138
1811 20 23 138
1821 23 35 184
1831 24 40 202
1841 44 -- 229
1851 44 -- 227
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 60 -- 300
1871 58 58 285
1881 54 59 249
1891 59 61 253
1901 53 53 245
1911 -- 53 212

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

1861 Census
"The increase of population in Bramerton parish is attributed to the migration of several families from Norwich."