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Norfolk: Brandiston

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Brandiston is about 6 miles S.W. of Aylsham.
The name may also be spelled Brandeston.
It is also known as Brandiston with Guton.
See also Braydeston.


Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
Memorial Inscriptions of the Church and Churchyard of St Michael the Archangel Booton, and St Nicholas Brandiston.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 2009]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Cotton, Simon
St Nicholas Church, Brandiston, Norfolk.
[London, Churches Conservation Trust, 4th series, no 86, c1998]
Church of St Nicholas
Description and pictures.
Church of St Nicholas
Pictures of the church.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1562-1900, Banns 1759-1817, Marriages 1566-1858 and Burials 1562-1811.
[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), Brandiston was in St Faith's Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Brandiston Water Mill
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Brandiston is in Eynsford Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Eynsford Hundred
Description of Eynsford Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Second annual inclosure act, 1849.
An act to authorize the inclosure of certain lands in pursuance of a special report of the Inclosure Commissioners for England and Wales: 28th July 1849, including the parishes of Swannington, Brandiston and Haveringland, for which provisional inclosure orders were made on 26 June 1848.
[London, George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1849]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

See Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

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
18011718  90
18112020  83
18211219  91
18311422  96
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.

1861 Census
"ST. FAITHS. The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the District of St. Faiths is attributed to the migration of labourers and their families to the manufacturing districts."

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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October 2014