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East Bradenham

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"BRADENHAM (EAST,) a parish and scattered village, 1½ mile W. of Shipdham, and 7 miles E. of Swaffham, has 368 inhabitants, and 2388 acres of land, lying chiefly in the manor of Huntinfield Hall, of which T.T. Clarke, Esq., is lord; but Thomas Adlington, Esq. is lord of East Bradenham; and here is also a small rectorial manor. The Church (St. Mary,) is a large edifice, with a square tower; and the benefice is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £12.2s.8d., and in 1831 at £298, in the gift of T. Adlington, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Joseph Smith. The church land is 2A.3R. The parishioners have commonright on the green (5A.,) and the poor have a house and 2R. of land, bequeathed by a Mr. Green, and now let for £12 a year, which is applied with the poor-rates. There is a small Independent Chapel here, in which the Rev. James Matthews, of Shipdham officiates." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]

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The name may also be spelled East Braddenham.
See also West Bradenham.

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Cemeteries

Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
St Mary's Church, East Bradenham: Memorial Inscriptions, with index.
[Dereham, 1998]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Cranwich, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Mary.
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Church History

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Picture.
Barnes, Anthony
St Mary's Church, East Bradenham.
[Churches Conservation Trust, Series 4, No 98, 1997]
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Church Records

Marriages
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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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), East Bradenham was in Swaffham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

Dewing, Rita
Bradenham: A Popular History of a Norfolk Village.
[2005]
No author
Bradenham Bygones: Photographs of Bradenham over the last 100 years.
East Bradenham Mill
Description, history and map.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

East Bradenham is in South Greenhoe hundred.

You can see the administrative areas in which East Bradenham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

Carthew, George Alfred
A history, topographical, archaeological, genealogical, and biographical, of the parishes of West and East Bradenham, with those of Necton and Holme Hale, in the county of Norfolk, from the Public Records, Court Rolls, Wills, Parish Registers, and private sources.
[Norwich, Agas H. Goose, 1883]
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Land & Property

Great Britain: Statute
East Bradenham Inclosure Act, 1814.
An act for inclosing lands within the parish of East Bradenham, in the county of Norfolk.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814]

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF930085 (Lat/Lon: 52.639834, 0.85144), East Bradenham which are provided by:

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Military Records

Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
The Bradenham Book of Remembrance: the men of East and West Bradenham who gave their lives in the First and Second World Wars.
[2004]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
18012841137
18113042253
18216170340
18316872381
184174--368
185181--422
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186186--399
18718385386
18817885326
18917575314
19017070286
1911--68275

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

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