Briningham

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Briningham
Saint Maurice, Briningham, Norfolk.jpg
Saint Maurice, Briningham, Norfolk
Briningham is located in Norfolk
Briningham
Briningham
 Briningham shown within Norfolk
Area  4.96 km2 (1.92 sq mi)
Population 122 (parish, 2001 census)
   – density  25/km2 (65/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG030340
   – London  124 miles (200 km) 
Civil parish Bodham CP
District North Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MELTON CONSTABLE
Postcode district NR24
Dialling code 01263
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°52′06″N 1°01′31″E / 52.86825°N 1.02538°E / 52.86825; 1.02538

Briningham is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.[1] The village is 9.9 miles east north east of the town of Fakenham, 13.3 miles west south west of Cromer, 22.3 miles north north west of the city of Norwich, and 124 miles north north east of London. The nearest railway station is at Sheringham for the Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. There is an abandoned railway line which is considered as a footpath, it runs parallel with an old track "the lane" that leads up to "belle vue tower". The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport. The civil parish had in 2001 census a population of 122. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.

History[edit]

Briningham has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085.[2] In the great book Briningham is recorded by the names Bruningaham, and Biringaham. The main landholders were Count Alan and Bishop William. The main tenant is said to be Roger Longwood. The survey also mentions that there are five beehives, a church and a mill.

Buildings[edit]

The main and oldest buildings are "belle vue tower";originally thought to have been a mill but was actually watch tower,rose cottage, the mission hall; the old Methodist chapel and the mill lane houses.

Saint Maurice parish church[edit]

The parish church of Saint Maurice is unusual in that the church tower is on the south side.[3] On the east wall of the interior there are two large statues of Saint Maurice and the Blessed Virgin which are set into niches. In the south wall there is a 14th-century window. Within the graveyard stands a ten-foot-high pyramidal memorial to members of the Brereton family, on top of which sits the head of a muzzled bear. It is an English Heritage Grade I listed building.[4]

Notable people[edit]

Notable residents include the late Peter Whitbread.[5]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 24 - Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21726-4
  2. ^ The Domesday Book, Englands Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde,Norfolk page 187, Briningham, ISBN 1-85833-440-3
  3. ^ Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East, By Nikolaus Pevsner and Bill Wilson, Briningham entry. ISBN 0-300-09607-0
  4. ^ "Church of St. Maurice". Images of England. Retrieved 28 July 2006. 
  5. ^ Thomas, Liz (4 November 2004). "Emmerdale scriptwriter dies in crash". The Stage (The Stage Media Company). Retrieved 25 April 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Briningham at Wikimedia Commons