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Brandon Parva

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"BRANDON PARVA, 5½ miles N.N.W. of Wymondham, and 10 miles W. of Norwich, has in its parish 222 souls, and 982A. of land, mostly belonging, with the manor, to O.S. Onley, Esq. The Church (All Saints,) has a square tower, and the living is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8. 3s. 9d., and now having a yearly rent of £321, awarded in 1841, in lieu of tithes. F.R. Reynolds is patron, and the Rev. Charles Reynolds incumbent. In 1692, Abigail Costivel left £20 towards building a school here, and endowed it with a yearly rent-charge of 20s. out of High House farm. The old school was divided many years ago into three tenements, claimed by the churchwardens, who, in 1833, agreed to pay the rent of one of them (£2. 5s.) towards the support of a school, built here by C.S.H. Onley, and now supported chiefly by subscription. The poor have £10 a year out of Mr. Onley's estate, left by John Warner, in 1702, for distribution on Christmas-day. The Fuel Allotment, 10A., was awarded at the enclosure in 1833, and is let for £12 a year, the turf upon it having been exhausted." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Brandon Parva is also known as Little Brandon.
See also Brandon in Suffolk.

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Cemeteries

Not all memorials may be included, even when a transcription is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be read or photographed.

Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
Memorial Inscriptions of the Churches and Churchyards of All Saints, Brandon Parva; All Saints, Runhall; and St Michael, Coston.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 2013]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Hingham, 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 All Saints.
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Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, etc.
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Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Marriages and Burials.
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Civil Registration

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

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Brandon Parva is in Forehoe Hundred.

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

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

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Land & Property

Great Britain: Statute
Brandon Parva Inclosure Act, 1812.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Brandon Parva, otherwise Little Brandon, in the county of Norfolk.
[London, J. Dorington for the House of Commons, 1812]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG073079 (Lat/Lon: 52.629468, 1.061038), Brandon Parva which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

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
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
18012942197
18113250261
18213152236
18312542208
184141--222
185146--212
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186144--208
18714143203
18813440167
18913434170
19013333157
1911--35151

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.

1831 Census
"Several Cottages have been pulled down in the Parish of Brandon-Parva; hence the decrease of Population (28 Persons)."