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Brinton, Norfolk

Historical Description

Brinton, a village and a parish in Norfolk, 2 miles from Melton Constable station on the Eastern and Midland railway, and 3½ SW by W of Holt. There is a post office under Briningham (S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Melton Constable. Acreage of parish, 629; population, 116. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Thornage, in the diocese of Norwich. The church is a very ancient building, has traces of Saxon work, and has been well restored. There is a Free Methodist chapel.

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 parishBrinton St. Andrew 

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.

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Brinton 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