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Norfolk: Brockdish

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

BROCKDISH, on the south [should be north] bank of the Waveney, 2½ miles W.S.W. of Harleston, and 5 miles E. of Diss, has in its parish 466 souls, and 1054 acres of land, all freehold. John Birkbeck, Esq., is lord of the manors of Brockdish Hall and Brockdish Earl, and owner of the Hall estate, formerly the seat of the Le Grys family. T.C. Brettingham, Esq., of London, owns Brockdish Place, a handsome modern mansion, of white brick, and has a large estate here. The Grove estate, anciently the seat of the Wythes, belongs to the heirs of Mr. Thos. Walne.

The Church (Saint Peter and St. Paul,) has a tower, partly rebuilt in 1714, and containing five bells. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10, is in the patronage of W.B. France, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Geo. France. M.A., who has lately erected a handsome Rectory House, in the Elizabethan style. The glebe is 25A., and the tithes have been commuted for £350 per annum.

Here is a Methodist Chapel, and a small National School.

The Church Land, 7A. 30P., left by John Bacon, in 1433, is let for £17. The poor have a yearly rent of 6s. 8d., left by John Sherwood, in 1574, out of land at Hoxne.

	Aldous    John            blacksmith
	Austin    Thomas          butcher
	Barkway   Chas.           fellmonger & beerhs.
	Betts     Rev. Jas. M.A.  Brockdish pl
	Brooks    Amos & Robert   joiners
	Bryant    Jas. B.         plumber, painter, &c
	Burgess   Mr John
	Fox       Charles         grocer, draper, &c
	Gooch     Wm.             butcher
	High      John            schoolmaster
	Jackson   Isaac           cooper and shopkpr
	Mallett   Mary            vict. King's Head
	Mitchell  Henry G.        baker, &c
	Musk      Mr Robert
	Norman    Robt.           vict. Greyhound
	Robinson  Ray             grocer, draper, &c

	   Bricklayers.               Saddlers.

	Kemp      Charles         Smith     Charles
	Walne     Thomas          Taylor    Wm.

	   FARMERS.                  Shoemakers.

	Brigham   John            Cooke     Amos
	Brigham   Thos.           Evans     Jas.
	Coleman   Chas.           Stannard  Chas.
	Churchill Chpr.
	Davy      James              Tailors.
	Soames    Isaiah
	Vyse      John            Booty     Wm.
	                          Hart      George

See also the Brockdish parish page.

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October 2001