"STRADBROKE, a parish in the hundred of Hoxne, county Suffolk, 6 miles S. of Harleston, and 6 E. of Eye. Wickham Market is its post town. It is situated on a branch of the river Waveney, and on the road from Woodbridge to Norwich. It is a polling and petty sessions town, and formerly had a market. The Union poorhouse stands in this parish. Petty sessions are held, and there is a police station. The soil is heavy. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich, value 712, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to All Saints, has a stained E. window, and on a shield over the N. porch is a monogram of John de la Pole, Duke of Suffolk, by whom the church was built. The register dates from 1538. The parochial charities produce about 126. There is an endowed school for both sexes. The Baptists have a chapel. Sir E. C. Kerrison, Bart., M.P., is lord of the manor of Stradbroke; and T. G. Corbett, Esq., of Elmsham Hall, Lincolnshire, is lord of the manor of Shelton Hall with Wilby. A market for corn is held every Monday; a cattle fair on the third Monday in June; and a statute fair for the hiring of servants on the 2nd October."

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



Church History

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