Brampton, Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°46′N 1°17′E / 52.76°N 1.28°E / 52.76; 1.28
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Brampton St Peter
Brampton is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area4.78 km2 (1.85 sq mi)
Population162 (2001 census[1])
191 (2011)[2]
• Density34/km2 (88/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG213231
Civil parish
  • Brampton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR10
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
52°46′N 1°17′E / 52.76°N 1.28°E / 52.76; 1.28

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


Brampton was the subject of an archeological excavation in the 1960s which revealed the existence of a Roman bath house and almost 140 pottery kilns.[3]

Brampton derives from the Old English for a farmstead or village with abundant shrubs or bushes.[4]

In the Domesday Book, Brampton is recorded of consisting of 30 households owned by William of Warenne and Ralph of Beaufour.

Brampton's St. Peter's Church is one of the 124 surviving round tower churches in Norfolk with a Fifteenth Century octagonal tower addition. The church was significantly remodelled during the Victorian era.[5]


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

War Memorial[edit]

Brampton War Memorial is located in St. Peter's Churchyard and is a granite cross. It bears the following names for the First World War:

  • Private Herbert C. Bircham (d.1917), 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment
  • Private Richard M. Patrick (1897-1917), 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment
  • Private John F. Vincent (1882-1918), 101st Company, Labour Corps
  • Private Albert V. Spinks (1898-1917), 11th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
  • Private William Bircham (d.1915), 1/5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Private Percy W. Watts (d.1917), 1/5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Private Leslie E. Watts (1895-1916), 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Private Reginald J. R. Abel (1897-1916), 9th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Private John H. Bircham (1883-1915), 9th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Driver Allan C. Self (1889-1918), 18th Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery

And, the following for the Second World War:


  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.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  3. ^ Knowles, A.K. (1977). 'The Roman Settlement at Brampton, Norfolk: Interim Report.' In Britannia, Vol.8, pp.209-221.
  4. ^ University of Nottingham. (2022). Retrieved November 07, 2022.
  5. ^ Knott, S. (2019). Retrieved November 07, 2022.
  6. ^ Wilson, S. (2007). Retrieved November 07, 2022.

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