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Norfolk - Bradfield

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 254.

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © E.C. ("Paddy") Apling]

BRADFIELD is a parish 2½ miles north-west from North Walsham. 5 south-easy from Cromer and 17 from Norwich in the Northern division of the country, Tunstead hundred. Smallburgh union, Norwich county court district, [sic: North Walsham county court district], rural deanery of Waxham, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The Church of St. Giles is an ancient building in the Norman style, consisting of chancel and nave, wth square tower and 1 bell and south porch: it was newly roofed and restored in 1864. The register dates from the year 1725. The living is a rectory, in two medieties, the first mediety, yearly value £165, with house, in the gift of Lord Suffield and held since 1866 by the Rev. Hugh Owen: the second mediety is annexed to the rectory of Antingham St. Mary. The original Congregational chapel here is said to have been built 200 years since; it was rebuilt in 1862. The North Walsham and Dilham canal runs through this parish to Antingham. Lord Suffield is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is mixed light sand; subsoil, gravel. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley, and beans. The area is 757 acres; rateable value, £1,065; and the population in 1881 was 228.


Letters through Norwich, viā North Walsham. which is the nearest money orer & telegraph office

This parish is contributory to Antingham and South Repps School Board. The school is at the former place

Transcription © Copyright E C ("Paddy") Apling, December 2007; sentence regarding the register (ommitted from the original transcript) added and links updated November 2010.

1891 Census index
White's 1845 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Bradfield postmill [Jonathan Neville]
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