"BRADFIELD, 2 miles N.N.W. of North Walsham, has in its parish 195 souls, and 719 acres of land, belonging to Lord Suffield, the patron of the Church (St. Giles,) which is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £3. 15s. 7½d., and now enjoyed by the Rev. G. L. W. Fauquier, B.A.; but one moiety of the tithes (£55 a year) form a donative annexed to Thorpe Market. The rector has £160. 10s. a year in lieu of tithes, and 2A. 2R. 28P. of glebe. The Independents have a chapel here." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Helen Neave]


Bradfield is about 7 miles N.E. of Aylsham.



See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Waxham, 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 Giles.

Church History

Church of St Giles
Picture of a painting in the church.
(No author)
Bradfield and North Walsham Congregational Churches.
[Pamphlet, Undated]

Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1725-1812, Marriages 1725-1807 and Burials 1725-1811.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1869 (and for the censuses in 1851 and 1861), Bradfield was in Tunstead and Happing Registration District.

This district was renamed on 1st January 1870 and, from then until 1930, Bradfield was in Smallburgh Registration District for civil registration and for the censuses of 1871 to 1901.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Bradfield is in Tunstead Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Bradfield 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 TG271336 (Lat/Lon: 52.852081, 1.371145), Bradfield which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law