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Norfolk: East Bradenham

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

[Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]

BRADENHAM (EAST,) a parish and scattered village, 1½ mile W. of Shipdham, and 7 miles E. of Swaffham, has 368 inhabitants, and 2388 acres of land, lying chiefly in the manor of Huntinfield Hall, of which T.T. Clarke, Esq., is lord; but Thomas Adlington, Esq. is lord of East Bradenham; and here is also a small rectorial manor.

The Church (St. Mary,) is a large edifice, with a square tower; and the benefice is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £12.2s.8d., and in 1831 at £298, in the gift of T. Adlington, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Joseph Smith. The church land is 2A.3R.

The parishioners have commonright on the green (5A.,) and the poor have a house and 2R. of land, bequeathed by a Mr. Green, and now let for £12 a year, which is applied with the poor-rates. There is a small Independent Chapel here, in which the Rev. James Matthews, of Shipdham officiates.


	Ormesby   Rev. Wm.A., M.A.     curate

	Backler   Wm.                  shoemkr
	Hart      Henry                vict., Lord Nelson
	Johnson   Wm.                  butcher
	Ward      John                 blacksmith
	Wheales   Charles              tailor
	Wheales   Robert               carpenter
	Whittred  Robt.                cooper
	Williams  John                 shopkeeper


	Drury     Richd.               Hudson     Simon and Wm.
	Fulcher   Jph.                 Juby       Joseph
	Goodwin   Philip Hall          Meachen    Wm.
	Heyhoe    Chas. and Grigson    Saunders   John
The rector has built and supports a National School in the village.
See also the East Bradenham parish page.

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January 1999