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Coordinates: 52°46′00″N 0°54′48″E / 52.7667°N 0.9133°E / 52.7667; 0.9133

Bintree Mill by Mark Boyer.jpg
Bintree Mill, 2005 (photo by Mark Boyer)
Bintree is located in Norfolk

 Bintree shown within Norfolk
Area  5.99 km2 (2.31 sq mi)
Population 300 (2001 census[1])
    - Density  50 /km2 (130 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TF965228
Parish Bintree
District Breckland
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DEREHAM
Postcode district NR20
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places: UK • England • Norfolk

Bintree is a village and civil parish in the Breckland district of Norfolk, England, about nine miles south-east of Fakenham. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 300.

Notable landmarks in the village include the village sign, a traditional red phone box and the now-disused Bintree Mill.

Revd Richard Enraght, former Rector of St Swithun Church, Bintree

Revd Richard Enraght's gravestone at St Swithun Church, Bintree

Rev. Richard William Enraght (1837-98) was an Irish-born Church of England farmer in the late nineteenth century. He was appointed Vicar of St Swithun's Bintree with Themelthorpe in 1895, after being presented to the benefice by Lord Hastings.

Fr. Enraght’s belief in the Church of England's Catholic tradition, his promotion of ritualism in worship, and his writings on Catholic Worship and Church-State relationships, led him into conflict with the Public Worship Regulation Act of 1874. While serving as Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bordesley, Birmingham, he paid the ultimate price under the act of prosecution and imprisonment in Warwick prison in 1880-81.

Fr. Enraght died on St Matthew’s Day, September 21, 1898 and is buried at the south-east end of St Swithun’s churchyard, Bintree. His grave is that of a “Confessor” (someone who suffered for the faith, while not dying for it). Two windows of the Lady Chapel, depicting the Annunciation of Our Lady are dedicated to Fr. Enraght as well as a statue of St. Swithun above the porch, inscribed: “It is placed as a memorial to a great and good priest, Richard William Enraght”.


  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.


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