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Norfolk - East Bradenham

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.253.

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

EAST BRADENHAM is a village and parish, 3½ miles south from Wendling station and 7 south-west from East Dereham, in the Western division of the county, South Greenhoe hundred, Swaffham union and county court district, the rural deanery of Cranwich, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Mary, in various styles, is a large flint edifice, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, north porch and tower with clock and 1 bell: the east window has been filled with stained glass, at the expense of the patron. The register dates from the year 1695. The living is a rectory, gross yearly value £353, with residence, in the gift of Henry Smith Adlington esq. and held since 1879 by the rev. Edward George Adlington Winter M.A. of Keble College, Oxford. Here is a Primitive Methodist chapel. The poor have £14 yearly in fuel, rent of four cottages. Thomas Truesdale Clarke esq. who is lord of the manor, Henry Smith Adlington esq. Mr George Cordy and C. Fison esq. are the chief landowners. The soil is loam and clay; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley and turnips. The area is 2,330 acres; rateable value £3,365; in 1881 the population was 326.

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Letters are received through Thetford. West Bradenham is the nearest money order office & telegraph office at Shipdham.

National School, built in 1861, for 70 children; average attendance, 57; Miss Ellen Duffield Forster, mistress

© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, January 1999; links updated February 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
See also West Bradenham
White's 1854
White's 1845; 1864; and 1883 [all GENUKI-NFK]
East Bradenham towermill [Jonathan Neville]
Bradenham archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on East Bradenham [GENUKI-NFK]
Villages index
Paddy's home page