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Norfolk: Briningham

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

BRININGHAM, which gives name to a police division, is 4 miles S.W. by S. of Holt, and has in its parish 243 souls, and 1138 acres of land, mostly in Lord Hastings' manor "on the part of Thornage," (fines arbitrary,) and partly in Lady Suffield's manor of Briningham Chosells. On the north side of the parish is a tower called Belle Vue, belonging to Lord Hastings, and commanding extensive views.

The Church (St. Maurice,) is a curacy, valued in 1831 at £62. It is in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. Shovel Brereton, M.A., who is also impropriator of the tithes, (commuted for £353 per annum,) and has lately erected a handsome parsonage house, on a pleasant eminence, and is also rector of Great Poringland.

DIRECTORY:-

	 Brereton   Rev. S., M.A.
	 Colman     Wm.              bricklayer
	 Hunn       Mrs. My.
	 Hook       Dagless          carpenter
	 Kennedy    Hugh             police supt.
	 Maris      John             shopr. and vict., White Hart
	 Oliver     John             beer seller
	 Olley      Cphr.            shopkeeper
	 Sexton     Wm.              miller and baker
	 Williams   Wm.              shoemaker

	    farmers.
	 Marked * are owners.

	 Bishop    Jas. Burton
	 Barwick   Jas.
	 Ely       Mrs.
	*Harmer    Eliz.
	*Locksmith Robert
	*May       Robert
	 Scarf     Wm.
	*Winn      Charles and Israel
The Post-office is at Armiger Crisp's.
See also the Briningham parish page.

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
April 2001