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Norfolk: West Bradenham

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West Bradenham is about 7 miles E. of Swaffham.
The name may also be spelled West Braddenham.
See also East Bradenham.


Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
St Andrew's Church, West Bradenham: Memorial Inscriptions, with index.
[Dereham, 1990s]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Description, services, location, pictures, etc.

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Churchwardens' Rates
Principal property occupiers and the amounts paid.
Valuation of 1823
Names of people.
Extracts from Parish Register Transcripts
Ministers, names, and newspaper cuttings.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), West Bradenham was in Swaffham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Dewing, Rita
Bradenham: A Popular History of a Norfolk Village.
No author
Bradenham Bygones: Photographs of Bradenham over the last 100 years.
West Bradenham Mill
Description, history and map.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

West Bradenham is in South Greenhoe hundred.


Carthew, George Alfred
A history, topographical, archaeological, genealogical, and biographical, of the parishes of West and East Bradenham, with those of Necton and Holme Hale, in the county of Norfolk, from the Public Records, Court Rolls, Wills, Parish Registers, and private sources.
[Norwich, Agas H. Goose, 1883]

Land and Property

West Bradenham Hall
Description, history, gardens, pictures, etc.
See Holme Hale
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Swaffham Registration District, 1836
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish and nearby places.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

Military Records

Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
The Bradenham Book of Remembrance: the men of East and West Bradenham who gave their lives in the First and Second World Wars.

Names, Personal

See Norfolk People and Families

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc


These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Families Population
Year   Inhabited
Families Population

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

1901 Census
"Including West End."

This has been found by the Norfolk transcribers for FreeREG, on page 25 of the West Bradenham register of baptisms 1791-1812.
Return of the Population of West Bradenham A.D. 1813
Number of Houses Inhabited 50
Doof Families  72
Doof Persons 323

Voting Registers

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March 2008