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Norfolk: Briston

For more information about this parish see Norfolk Parish Links.
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Modern and Historical Maps of this Parish.

Briston is about 4 miles S. of Holt.
See also Brinton and Brisley.

Cemeteries

The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of Holt (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Briston.
See Thornage
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

Census

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Minister, services, address, picture, etc.

Church Records

Circuit Register Transcripts
Briston Primitive Methodist Circuit: Baptisms 1845-1880
Marriages
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), Briston was in Erpingham Registration District.

Description and Travel

Briston Village Pages
Description, news, local information, etc.
Briston and District News
News and events for Briston, Melton Constable, and Hindolveston.
Bunn, Rhoda
Melton Constable, Briston and district: A portrait in old picture postcards.
[ISBN 1870708636, S.B. Publications, 1991]
Bunn, Rhoda
Melton Constable, Briston and district: A further portrait in old picture postcards.
[ISBN 1904136133, Wymondham, 1990s?]
Briston Mill Lane East Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Briston Mill Lane West Post Mill
Description, history and maps.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

Directories

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Briston is in Holt hundred.

Land and Property

See Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

Maps

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Erpingham Registration District, 1836
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish and nearby places.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Population

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
Houses
Families Population
1801175175  750
1811176176  777
1821201201  789
18312242361037
1841222--  963
1851232--  996
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861232--  931
1871212226  882
1881210210  855
18912552581110
19013093151400
1911--3231392

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.

1845 White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
"It had 1037 inhabitants in 1831, but only 963 in 1841. This decrease was occasioned by more than 150 paupers being sent to Canada, at the expense of the principal parishioners and land owners, from 1831 to 1836."
1901 Census
"Including Horsehoe [sic] Common."

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January 2009