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Norfolk: Brumstead

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Brumstead is about 11 miles E. of Aylsham.
The name is often found as Brunstead.


Rye, Walter
The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of Happing, in the county of Norfolk.
The parishes included are: Brumstead, Catfield, Eccles, Happisburgh, Hempstead, Hickling, Horsey, Ingham, Lessingham, Ludham, Palling, Potter Heigham, East Ruston, Stalham, Sutton, Walcot, and Waxham.
[Norwich, Goose, 1886]


Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Peter
Description, history, clergy, pictures, rectory, etc.
This is a link to an archived copy.

Church Records

Parish Registers
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1869 (and for the censuses in 1851 and 1861), Brumstead was in Tunstead and Happing Registration District.

This district was renamed on 1st January 1870 and, from then until 1930, Brumstead was in Smallburgh Registration District for civil registration and for the censuses of 1871 to 1901.

Description and Travel

Brumstead History
Description, history, maps, pictures, etc.
This is a link to an archived copy.


Historical Geography

Brumstead is in Happing hundred.

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Brumstead Inclosure Act, 1805.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Brumstead, in the county of Norfolk.


Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Tunstead and Happing Registration District, 1836
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish and nearby places.

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Probate Records

Brumstead Wills
List of wills of people from Brumstead, 14th-19th centuries.
This is a link to an archived copy.

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May 2006