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Norfolk: Bracon Ash

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

BRACON-ASH, 6 miles S.W. of Norwich, has in its parish 293 souls and 943 acres of fertile land, mostly the property of Miss Berney and the Rev. Sir Wm. Robt. Kemp, Bart. The former resides at the Hall, a neat, modern mansion, and is lady of the manor and patroness of the Church, (St. Nicholas,) which was thoroughly repaired in 1808, and is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10, and now enjoyed by the Rev. Thos. Peyton Slapp, of Old Buckenham. The tithes were commuted, in 1842, for £243. 8s. per annum.

Lord Thurlow, the celebrated Chancellor of England, was born here in 1730, and died in 1806.

The poor have a house and garden, left by Ann Woode, in 1720.

Directory:-

	Berney     Miss Eliz.      Hall
	Cossey     Ewen            shopkeeper, Post Office
	Crisp      Wm.             shopkeeper   [see note 1 below]
	Middleton  Wm.             shopkeeper   [see note 1 below]
	Girling    Robert          butcher
	Maillard   Parnell Robert,
	             Esq.          Mergate Hall [see note 2 below]
	Thirkill   Mrs.            Mergate Hall [see note 2 below]
	Norris     Charles, Esq.   Lodge
	Spurgeon   Saml.           bricklayer
	Myhill     Chas.           saddler
	Myhill     Robt.           glover

	                 farmers

	Barnes     Rd.             Butcher    Wm.
	Barnard    Edw.            Claxton    Thos.
	Barnard    Mary            Smith      Eleanor
	Blyth      Edw.            Tillott    John

Note 1: in the original this is:
     Wm. Crisp and Wm. Middleton, shopkeepers

Note 2: in the original this is:
     Parnell Robert Maillard, Esq., and Mrs Thirkill, Mergate Hall


See also the Bracon Ash parish page.

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September 2004