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Norfolk: Brettenham

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Brettenham is about 4 miles E. of Thetford.
The name may also be spelled Brettingham.
See also Frettenham.


Not all memorials may be included, even when a transcription is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be read or photographed.

Church of St Andrew
Transcriptions and photographs of memorials.
Brettenham Monumental Inscriptions
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Medway Series, 2000?]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Services, etc.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
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), Brettenham was in Thetford Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Kilverstone, Brettenham (and Rushford) Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, minutes, etc.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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


Clarke, Roy Rainbird
The Roman villages at Brettenham and Needham and the contemporary road system.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.26, 1938]

Land and Property

Land Tax
Principal property owners and occupiers, and the amounts paid.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World War 1.
See also 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
1801  9  956
1811  8  854
1821  9  950
1831  91465
1841  8--62
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
186111--  72
18711418  81
18811515  93
19011818  84
1911--19  85

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.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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January 2016