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Norfolk: Briningham

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Briningham is about 4 miles S.W. of Holt.


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

Church History

Church of St Maurice
Description and pictures.
Church of St Maurice
Services, etc.
Church of St Maurice
Picture of the church.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1719-1812, Marriages 1749-1811 and Burials 1720-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
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), Briningham was in Walsingham Registration District.

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Description and Travel

Briningham Post Mill
Description, history and picture.
Briningham Belle Vue Smock Mill
Description, history and pictures.
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Historical Geography

Briningham 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

Land and Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of Claims: Briningham, Stody and Brinton.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1805.
21 claims for Stody only.
Great Britain: Statute
Briningham, Stody and Brinton Inclosure Act, 1805.
An act for inclosing lands in the parishes of Briningham, Stody, and Brinton in the county of Norfolk.
[An independently printed edition of the act, 1805]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

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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

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.

1841 Census
"The decrease of population in Briningham and Bale (or Bathley) is attributed partly to the emigration of a number of persons about four years ago."

Voting Registers

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September 2008