Brampton St Peter
|Area||4.78 km2 (1.85 sq mi)|
|Population||162 (2001 census)|
|• Density||34/km2 (88/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
The villages name means 'Broom farm/settlement'.
Although now one of the smallest communities in Norfolk, Brampton 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. During archeological excavations in the 1960s, evidence of a Roman bath house was found, along with more than 140 pottery kilns.
The village sign reflects the Roman past: it depicts a double-headed fish copied from a Roman brooch found here some years ago. The brooch is now displayed in the Norwich museum. The village sign is inscribed with the name Bramtuna to reflect this Roman history.
- Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
- Knowles, A. K. (1977). "The Roman Settlement at Brampton, Norfolk: Interim Report". Britannia. Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies. 8: 209–221. doi:10.2307/525894. ISSN 0068-113X. JSTOR 525894.
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