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Briningham, Norfolk

Historical Description

Briningham, a parish in Norfolk, 1 mile from Melton Constable station on the Eastern and Midland railway, and 4 miles SW of Holt. It has a post and money order office (S.O.) under East Dereham; telegraph office, Melton Constable. Acreage, 1224; population, 237. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £86 with residence. The church is a small building in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorfolk 
Ecclesiastical parishBriningham St. Maurice 
Poor Law unionWalsingham 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Norfolk Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers for Norfolk online.

Findmypast, in conjunction with Norfolk Record Office have the following parish records online for Briningham & Briningham Benefice:


Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Briningham from the following:


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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.

DistrictNorth Norfolk
Postal districtNR24
Post TownMelton Constable