"BRAMPTON, a small parish on the river Bure, 2½ miles S.S.E. of Aylsham, has 263 souls, and 521A. of land, but only 482 acres are assessable, and 16 are common. John Wright, Esq., owns most of the soil, and is lord of the mannor [sic], which was held by a family of its own name, till 1663. Roman coins, urns, &c., have been found here and in the adjoining parishes of Buxton and Burgh. The Church (St. Peter,) is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £5, and now having 14A.3R.28P. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £154, in lieu of tithes. Robt. Marsham, Esq., is patron, and the Rev. W.A.W. Keppel, of Hainford, incumbent; for whom the Rev. Henry Philip Marsham officiates. The church land is 2½A. The Hall, now a farm-house, was built in 1595. Here is an Infant School, established in 1843, and chiefly supported by the Misses Wright." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Richard Johns]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Ingworth, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    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.

Church Records

Michell, Arthur T.
The Register of Brampton, Norfolk: From 1732 to 1812, with all register bills extant from 1600 to 1732.
[Sheriffhales (Shropshire), 1897]
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1732-1812, Banns 1755-1900, Marriages 1732-1750,1755-1837 and Burials 1732-1811.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
Parish Register Transcripts
Banns and Marriages.
Bishops Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in 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), Brampton was in Aylsham Registration District.

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Description & Travel

News, parish council, description, history, pictures, etc.

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Historical Geography

Brampton is in South Erpingham Hundred.

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

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Military Records


Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • After 1834 Brampton became part of the Aylsham Union, and the workhouses were at Buxton and Oulton. These were replaced by a new workhouse at Aylsham in 1849.
  • Great Britain: Statute
    Buxton and other parishes poor relief and employment act, 1806.
    An act for the more effectual relief and employment of the poor, in the parishes of Buxton, Hevingham, Marsham, Stratton Strawless, Swanton Abbott, Burgh next Aylsham, Skeyton, Brampton, and Oxnead, in the county of Norfolk: 23rd May 1806.
    [London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806]