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"BRINTON, 3½ miles W.S.W. of Holt, has in its parish 193 souls, and 615 acres. It maintains its poor jointly with Melton Constable, under Gilbert's Act. Lord Hastings is lord of the manor, but a great part of the soil belongs to John Brereton, Esq., who has a handsome mansion here, which was built by the late Wm. John Brereton, Esq., in 1822, on the site of an ancient house which was erected in 1606, and rebuilt in 1721. The house has a fine lawn and small lake. The Church (All Saints [sic, should be St Andrew],) is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8. 11s. 4d., and consolidated with that of Thornage, which see. The tithes here were commuted in 1839 for £170 per annum, and the glebe is 20A." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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See also Briston.

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Cemeteries

The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of Holt (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Brinton.
See Thornage

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Holt, 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 Andrew.
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Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Services, etc.
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Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1706-1812, Marriages 1730-1810 and Burials 1706-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Consolidation of Thornage and Brinton Churches
1759

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 1869 (and for the censuses in 1851 and 1861), Brinton was in Erpingham Registration District.

In 1869 it was transferred to Walsingham Registration District for civil registration until 1930, and for the censuses of 1871 to 1901.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

You can see pictures of Brinton which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Brinton is in Holt Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Brinton 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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History

Walton, Jane-Ann
Brinton's former trades.
[Friends of Brinton, Village History Paper 1, 1981]
Walton, Jane-Ann
Brinton from the 1838 tithe map.
[Friends of Brinton, Village History Paper 2, 1982]
Lord, John Fairbourne
Brinton's Parish Chest.
[Friends of Brinton, Village History Paper 3, 1983]
Friends of Brinton
Brinton School, 1877-1984.
[Friends of Brinton, Village History Paper 4, 1984]
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Land & Property

Brinton Hall
Description and picture.
Inclosure
See Briningham

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG038357 (Lat/Lon: 52.880009, 1.027048), Brinton which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • In 1783, the parishes of Brinton, Melton Constable and Burgh Parva united to form a Gilbert Union. The House of Industry was at Melton Constable.
  • In 1869 all three parishes became part of the Walsingham Union, and the workhouse was at Great Snoring.
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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
18013647204
18113443187
18214545221
18315051199
184143--193
185140--190
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186137--177
18713032145
18812932161
18912627116
19012828111
1911--30109

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.