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Brotherton, Norfolk

Historical Description

Brotherton, a large village, a township, and a parish in the W.R. Yorkshire. The village lies on the river Aire, and on the York and North Midland railway, 3 miles NNE of Pontefract, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Normanton. The station is at Burton Salmon (1 mile) on the N.E.R. The parish contains the townships of Brotherton and Byram-cum-Sutton. Acreage of township, 933; population, 1308; of civil and ecclesiastical parish, 1413. Sir John W. Ramsden, Bart., is lord of the manor. A plot of ground near the church was the site of a house in which Thomas de Brotherton, son of Edward I. and ancestor of the Dukes of Norfolk, was born while his mother was with a hunting party. Limestone of superior quality is found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £276 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of York. The church is very good, and there are Congregational, Wesleyan, and Primitive Methodist chapels, and some charities.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.