"BRISLEY is a straggling village on the Fakenham road, 6 miles N.N.W. of East Dereham, including within its parish 388 inhabitants, and upwards of 1200 acres of land, mostly the property of Lord Sondes and J.D.H. Hill, Esq., the lords of the manor. Mr. F. Frohawk, Mr. B. Butler, Mrs. Branford, and Mrs. Garwood have estates here. Brisley Green is a fine open common of 170 acres. The CHURCH (St. Bartholomew,) is a large Gothic structure, with a lofty tower and four bells. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8. 7s. 8d., has the vicarage of Gateley annexed to it, in the patronage of Christ's College, Cambridge, and incumbency of the Rev. Edward John Ash, M.A. The united livings were valued in 1831, at £491. . . . Brisley Hall is an ancient farm house, still nearly encompassed by a deep moat, and having some fine specimens of carved oak." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
Brisley is about 6 miles S.S.E. of Fakenham.
- Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
- St Bartholomew's Church, Brisley: Memorial Inscriptions.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 1999?]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brisley, 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 Bartholomew.
- Messent, Claude John Wilson
- Visitors' guide to St Bartholomew's Church, Brisley.
[Dereham, Everett, 1971]
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Brisley to another place.
Brisley is in Launditch Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Launditch Hundred
- Description of Launditch Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Brisley 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 TF950215 (Lat/Lon: 52.756243, 0.888348), Brisley which are provided by:
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- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
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