Brinton, Norfolk

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Coordinates: 52°52′49″N 1°01′40″E / 52.88035°N 1.02765°E / 52.88035; 1.02765

Brinton
St Andrew's Church, Brinton
St Andrew Parish Church Brinton, Norfolk
Brinton is located in Norfolk
Brinton
Brinton
 Brinton shown within Norfolk
Area  6.13 km2 (2.37 sq mi)
Population 229 (parish, 2001 census)
    - Density  37 /km2 (96 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TG030350
    - London  125 miles (201 km) 
Civil parish Brinton
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
UK Parliament North Norfolk
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Brinton is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.[1] The village is 10.8 miles east north east of the town of Fakenham, 13.1 miles west south west of Cromer and 125 miles north north east of London. The nearest railway station is at Sheringham for the Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport.

History[edit]

Brinton has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1086[2] under the name ‘’Bruntuna’’, and it is said to be in the ownership of Bishop William.

Description[edit]

The village is situated in a shallow valley and the dwellings site either side of quiet narrow lanes. In the village is Brinton Hall which was constructed in the Georgian era to replace an earlier 16th-century house. The house seen today was rebuilt 1822 by Brereton family. The interior has a fine wainscot staircase, installed in 1911.[3] Award-winning work at Brinton Hall includes remodelling of west front and renovation of all interior rooms. In the Grounds there are formal gardens, the hall also has a walled kitchen garden with a hot greenhouse. The property is surrounded by parkland with ha-ha wall, lake, woods and meadows. The village and some of its houses were once used as a backdrop for the BBC television series Dangerfield.

The parish church[edit]

The parish church is dedicated to St Andrew and parts date back to the 14th century.[4] The church register dates from 1547. The church tower dates from c.1400 and has one bell. There is a statue of Saint Andrew in a niche above the Transept which dates from the Medieval period. The statue only survives because it had been screened with plasterwork to hide it. It was rediscovered in 1871.

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 ISBN 1-85833-440-3
  3. ^ Investigation of the history of Nelson's Staircase
  4. ^ Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East, By Nikolaus Pevsner and Bill Wilson, Brinton entry. ISBN 0-300-09607-0