"BRANTHAM, a parish in the hundred of Samford, in the county of Suffolk, 2 miles to the N. of Manningtree, its post town and railway station, and 9 S.W. of Ipswich. It is situated on the banks of the navigable river Stour, and the Great Eastern railway passes through the parish. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Norwich, of the value with the perpetual curacy of East Bergholt, of 1,117, in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The register dates from the year 1634. The Wesleyans have a chapel here."

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003



Church History

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