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.
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 IsraelThe Post-office is at Armiger Crisp's.
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