Felbrigg village sign, showing Felbrigg Hall
|Area||6.30 km2 (2.43 sq mi)|
|• Density||31/km2 (80/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference||TG2040|
|• London||136 miles (219 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
Felbrigg is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is 1.7 miles (2.7 km) south-west of Cromer and 20 miles (32 km) north of Norwich.
Felbrigg's name is of Viking origin and derives from the Old Norse for a plank bridge.
Felbrigg parish has been the site of the discovery of several Roman artefacts including pottery, coins, brooches and a figurine of Priapus. Despite this, no conclusive evidence of a Roman settlement has been identified.
In the Domesday Book, Felbrigg is listed as a settlement of 6 households in the hundred of North Erpingham. In 1086, the village formed part of the East Anglian estates of Roger Bigot.
According to the 2011 Census, Felbrigg has a population of 193 residents living in 93 households. The parish of Felbrigg has a total area of 6.30 square kilometres (2.43 sq mi).
Felbrigg falls within the constituency of North Norfolk and is represented at Parliament by Duncan Baker MP of the Conservative Party. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.
Felbrigg Woods is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is mainly within the grounds and estate of Felbrigg Hall. The woods mainly consist of common beech trees, with many rare species of lichen.
St. Margaret's Church
Felbrigg's parish church is dedicated to Saint Margaret of Scotland and dates from the early fifteenth century with extensive nineteenth century restoration. St Margaret's has examples of memorials to historical owners of Felbrigg Hall, notably a carved plaque to William Windham (died 1696) by Grinling Gibbons and a carved bust of William Windham by Joseph Nollekens.
Felbrigg Hall was first built in the seventeenth century in Jacobean style, with an interior completed in Georgian. The hall was the home of the Windham and Ketton-Cremer families until the death of its last, heirless owner R. W. Ketton-Cremer when the property passed to the ownership of the National Trust.
- V-Adm. Thomas Wyndham (1508-1554)- Royal Navy officer, explorer and navigator
- Sir John Wyndham (1558-1645)- English landowner
- Ashe Windham (1673-1749)- English landowner and politician
- William Windham (1717-1761)- English landowner
- William Windham (1750-1810)- English politician and landowner
- V-Adm. William Lukin (1768-1833)- Royal Navy officer and veteran of the Napoleonic Wars
- William H. Windham (1802-1854)- English politician
- Gen. Sir Charles Ash Windham (1810-1870)- British Army officer and politician
- William Frederick Windham (1840-1866)- English landowner
- R. W. Ketton-Cremer (1906-1969)- English biographer and historian
Felbrigg's war memorial takes the form of a stone Celtic cross on a square plinth located on the village green. The memorial lists the following names for the First World War:
- L-Cpl. James Thurston CdG (1892-1918), 1st Battalion, Border Regiment
- L-Cpl. Ernest A. Lambert (1892-1916), 9th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
- Pfc. Robert W. Cawston (d.1918), No. 1 Supply Depot, Royal Air Force
- Pvt. Charles F. Lawrence (d.1915), 1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers
- Pvt. Harry Durrant (1893-1917), 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
- Pvt. James D. Kettle (d.1916), 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regt.
- Pvt. Harry Ward (1897-1917), 1/5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regt.
- Pvt. George H. Lawrence (1894-1918), 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regt.
- Pvt. John R. Grimes (1879-1915), 9th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regt.
- Pvt. Charles Kettle (1884-1916), 9th Bn., Royal Norfolk Regt.
- Pvt. William Lambert (d.1918), 27th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers
- Pvt. Hugh A. Snowie (d.1918), 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
St. Margaret's Church also has private memorial plaque to F/O Richard T. W. Ketton-Cremer of No. 30 Squadron RAF who was killed in action during the Battle of Crete on 31st May 1941.
- ^ University of Nottingham. (2022). Retrieved December 2022. http://kepn.nottingham.ac.uk/map/place/Norfolk/Felbrigg
- ^ Spooner, S. (2005). Retrieved December 29, 2022. https://www.heritage.norfolk.gov.uk/record-details?TNF59-Parish-Summary-Felbrigg-(Parish-Summary)
- ^ Domesday Book. (1086). Retrieved December 29, 2022. https://opendomesday.org/place/TG2039/felbrigg/
- ^ Office for National Statistics. (2011). Retrieved December 29, 2022. https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/localarea?compare=E04006413
- ^ Knott, S. (2019). Retrieved December 29, 2022. http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/felbrigg/felbrigg.htm
- ^ Langley, C and Smith, L. (2004). Retrieved December 29, 2022. http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Norfolk/Felbrigg.html
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