Brampton, Norfolk

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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; 1.28Coordinates: 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.

The villages name means 'Broom farm/settlement'.[3]

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

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

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.[4]

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.


  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.
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  4. ^ 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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