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Norfolk: Breckles

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Breckles is about 7 miles N.E. of Thetford.
The name may also be spelled Breccles, and both spellings may be found in the same document.
It is also the name of the deanery, so a reference to Breckles could mean this parish, or this area of Norfolk.


See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Margaret
Description and pictures.
Church of St Margaret
Pictures of the church.
Church of St Margaret and the tower
Pictures of the church.
Church of St Margaret
Services, etc.

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
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), Breckles was in Wayland Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Description, history and pictures.
Stow Bedon History Group
The parish of Stow Bedon, Breckles and Lower Stow Bedon.
[Stow Bedon History Group, 2005]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

Jessopp, Augustus
Notes on the history of Breccles Hall, Norfolk.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.8, 1879]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World War 1.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Poorhouses, 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
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
19012424  96

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.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
November 2009