"BRUNDALL, a small village, on a commanding eminence above the Yare, 5½ miles E. of Norwich, has in its parish 52 souls, and 525 acres. T.G. Tuck, Esq., is lord of the manor, and owner of most of the soil; but Mr. L.B. Foster has a neat mansion here. The Church (St. Lawrence,) is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £4. 10s., and consolidated with Little Plumstead and Witton. The glebe here is 9A. 3R. 16P." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Blofield, 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 Lawrence.

Church History

Johnson, Frederic
The Chapel of St Clement at Brundall, Norfolk.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.22, 1926]

Church Records

Brundall Marriages 1563-1812
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 1.

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), Brundall was in Blofield Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Patterson, Arthur Henry
Brundall on the Broads, an ideal river trip.
[Great Yarmouth, Brundall Gardens Steamship Company, 1920s]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Brundall is in Blofield Hundred.

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

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



Levine, George Jacob
A concise history of Brundall and Braydeston.
[Brundall, 1977]


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG328084 (Lat/Lon: 52.623685, 1.438692), Brundall which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.



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
Families Population
1801   9   9 39
1811   9 11 55
1821 10 13 54
1831 14 15 63
1841 13 -- 52
1851 16 -- 80
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 18   -- 104
1871 14   14   65
1881 14   14   58
1891 72   72 347
1901 87   87 419
1911 -- 116 490

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.

1901 Census
"Including Bradeston."