Tag Archives: Brampton history

Brampton time travelers leap back in time

Jilly and Piet prepare to travel back to the 1940’s (To the Sheringham 1940’s Weekend), although from Brampton in 2018 – perhaps not such  large leap after all…!

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Old brickwork at Oxnead Lock

The decaying brickwork of the Oxnead Lock. According to Edwin Rose (writing in 1993 as part of the Norfolk Archaeological team at Gressenahll) this brickwork was probably built in 1851 when the Mill was refurbished, although it is possible that … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget

There is to be a Remembrance Service at St Peters, Brampton on Sunday 9th November at 15:30 (3:30pm) – It is 100 years since the start of the so called “Great War to end all wars”. Details of our war memorial are … Continue reading

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An exploration of Roman Brampton – a talk by archaeologist Alice Lyons

Last night at Brampton church Norfolk archaeologist, Alice Lyons, delivered a detailed and enlightening talk upon the Roman history of the village. Or, more specifically, the Roman town which originally lay to the south of the current settlement. A site … Continue reading

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A talk on Roman Brampton – to be held at Brampton Church – 27th Saturday 27th September 2014

What do we know of the Brampton Romans? An illustrated talk to be held at Brampton Church Saturday 27th September 7.30pm At St Peter’s Church, Brampton An illustrated talk by Alice Lyons, a professional archaeologist with a detailed practical knowledge … Continue reading

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Wheat harvest

Last Saturday lunch time the Combine Harvester arrived in the village in order to cut the wheat on the 26 acre Town Field. By eight o’clock that evening, not only had the crop had been fully harvested but the straw … Continue reading

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Feudal Brampton

For a thousand years the extent of the arable land in Brampton has remained as it was defined in the Doomsday Book. That Norman record reduced the economic activity of the feudal settlement to a single paragraph. The plough lands … Continue reading

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Blown away

Strong winds on Wednesday almost erased another little-noticed piece of Brampton’s history. An apple tree, rotten of trunk and with no crown to speak of, displays what must be a terminal split. Structurally unsound, but still just standing, it seems unlikely that it … Continue reading

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An old dwelling?

I drive past the ghost of a garden every week day. To the left of the Buxton Road just before the bridge, an apple tree clings on to existence on an old hedge line. This is the only mark which … Continue reading

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Brampton, Norfolk

This web-site is for the village of Brampton, Norfolk. This site is dedicated to Brampton and has links for both residents and visitors. The intention is to provide information, news and community based material. The village is linked through the … Continue reading

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