"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]
The name may also be spelled East Braddenham.
See also West Bradenham.
- Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
- St Mary's Church, East Bradenham: Memorial Inscriptions, with index.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Cranwich, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Mary.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
- 1854: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
- 1864: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
- 1883: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
- 1883: Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories
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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.
- 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]
- 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]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF930085 (Lat/Lon: 52.639834, 0.85144), East Bradenham which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- 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.
These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
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.