"BRACON-ASH, 6 miles S.W. of Norwich, has in its parish 293 souls and 943 acres of fertile land, mostly the property of Miss Berney and the Rev. Sir Wm. Robt. Kemp, Bart. The former resides at the Hall, a neat, modern mansion, and is lady of the manor and patroness of the Church, (St. Nicholas,) which was thoroughly repaired in 1808, and is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10, and now enjoyed by the Rev. Thos. Peyton Slapp, of Old Buckenham. The tithes were commuted, in 1842, for £243. 8s. per annum. Lord Thurlow, the celebrated Chancellor of England, was born here in 1730, and died in 1806." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
Bracon Ash may also be called Braconash.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Humbleyard, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Nicholas.
- Church of St Nicholas
- Description and pictures.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
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Bracon Ash is in Humbleyard Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Humbleyard Hundred
- Description of Humbleyard Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM183999 (Lat/Lon: 52.55355, 1.218194), Bracon Ash which are provided by:
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- 1831: Numbers of households, males, females, etc.