Useful Links

Other websites and further information

Additional information for family historians:

The following TRANSCRIPTS are available by clicking on the blue underlined link:

BRACON ASH baptisms 1563-1968, marriages (by groom / by bride), burials from 1563

HETHEL baptisms from 1710, marriages (by groom / by bride), burials from 1710.

Monumental inscriptions - for Bracon Ash and for Hethel

[Information from the Church Registers are also on FreeReg - search for FREE]

CENSUS data for Bracon Ash (1841-1921) is here: use tabs along the bottom to locate a census.

CENSUS data for HETHEL for 1841 to 1921 is here: click on the tab at bottom of page to view the relevant census.

For information about our villages today:

Bracon Ash & Hethel Parish Council

Bracon Ash & Hethel Churches and click on the church you wish to know more about

Bracon Ash & Hethel Village Hall

There is also more information at the history websites for adjacent parishes: Mulbarton and Flordon - DO HAVE A LOOK!

And an excellent site for neighbouring Wreningham, one of several villages along the B1113 with their own history website, including Ashwellthorpe

For NORFOLK information

Websites to explore specific information on Bracon Ash, Hethel and other villages - use the search box to find what you want:

Norfolk Heritage Explorer - database of archaeological finds, sites, and buildings

Norfolk Map Explorer - allows you to see and overlay old maps & air photos

For a variety of maps of the area go to the National Library of Scotland and type 'Bracon Ash' or 'Hethel' / 'Norfolk' in the search box, zoom in on the Norfolk map to find the map you want. List includes OS 25" to 1 mile. 

Norfolk Record Office - the place to go (literally) for archives of ours and any village

Picture Norfolk - the library service offers a collection of old photographs

Images of England - a photo record of listed buildings: enter Bracon Ash for both parishes

Britain from Above - Air photos, including Hethel (type parish name in box)

Vision of Britain - some interesting statistics c.1830-1960

Norfolk Churches - over 900 of them!

For other Information:

Norfolk Family History Society has a search-room at Kirby Hall in Norwich and an on-line data base for members. Excellent for anyone with family connections in Norfolk.

FindMyPast is a subscription family history website which holds searchable images of many Norfolk registers (including Hethel) - can be accessed free from Norfolk libraries and the Record Office. Under 'Search' go to 'A-Z of record sets', type 'Norfolk'

Workhouses - the Henstead Union Workhouse was at Swainsthorpe