St Andrews Church, Brettenham
|Area||26.37 km2 (10.18 sq mi)|
|Population||475 (2001 census)|
555 (2011 Census).
|• Density||18/km2 (47/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|Website||http://eoe.xarg.co.uk/brettenham-and-kilverstone-parish-council/[permanent dead link]|
Brettenham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 26.37 km2 (10.18 sq mi) and had a population of 475 in 159 households at the 2001 census, including Rushford and increasing to 555 at the 2011 Census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Breckland.
The villages name means either 'Bretta's/Boerhta's homestead/village' or 'Bretta's/Boerhta's hemmed-in land'.
St Andrew's church dates back to the 10th century. The Church and parsonage-house were burnt down in 1693 and the church nave was rebuilt, although the medieval chancel and tower survived. 
- 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 31 July 2016.
- "Hundred of Shropham: Bretenham Pages 440-445 An Essay Towards A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 1. Originally published by W Miller, London, 1805". British History Online. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
- The geographic coordinates are from the Ordnance Survey.
Media related to Brettenham, Norfolk at Wikimedia Commons