Brampton, Norfolk

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Coordinates: 52°46′N 1°17′E / 52.76°N 1.28°E / 52.76; 1.28

Brampton
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Brampton St Peter
Brampton is located in Norfolk
Brampton
Brampton
 Brampton shown within Norfolk
Area  4.78 km2 (1.85 sq mi)
Population 162 (2001 census[1])
    - Density  34 /km2 (88 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TG213231
Civil parish Brampton
District Broadland
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR10
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Brampton is a small village and parish in the county of Norfolk, England, in the Bure Valley, east of Aylsham.

Brampton station is an intermediate halt on the Bure Valley Railway.

Its church, St Peter, is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk. Its Norman tower has a 15th-century brick octagonal top.

Although now one of the smallest communities in Norfolk, it has a rich history. In particular it was the site of a Roman manufacturing centre from where goods were exported by boat along the river Bure. In excavations in the 1960s evidence of a bath house was found along with many kilns[citation needed]

The village sign reflects the Roman past and depicts a double-headed fish copied from a Roman brooch found some years ago that can now be seen in the Norwich museum. The village sign depicts the name Bramtuna to reflect its history.

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  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.

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