Norfolk: Brockdish


William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

BROCKDISH, on the south [should be north] bank of the Waveney, 2½ miles W.S.W. of Harleston, and 5 miles E. of Diss, has in its parish 466 souls, and 1054 acres of land, all freehold. John Birkbeck, Esq., is lord of the manors of Brockdish Hall and Brockdish Earl, and owner of the Hall estate, formerly the seat of the Le Grys family. T.C. Brettingham, Esq., of London, owns Brockdish Place, a handsome modern mansion, of white brick, and has a large estate here. The Grove estate, anciently the seat of the Wythes, belongs to the heirs of Mr. Thos. Walne.

The Church (Saint Peter and St. Paul,) has a tower, partly rebuilt in 1714, and containing five bells. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10, is in the patronage of W.B. France, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Geo. France. M.A., who has lately erected a handsome Rectory House, in the Elizabethan style. The glebe is 25A., and the tithes have been commuted for £350 per annum.

Here is a Methodist Chapel, and a small National School.

The Church Land, 7A. 30P., left by John Bacon, in 1433, is let for £17. The poor have a yearly rent of 6s. 8d., left by John Sherwood, in 1574, out of land at Hoxne.

         Aldous    John            blacksmith
         Austin    Thomas          butcher
         Barkway   Chas.           fellmonger & beerhs.
         Betts     Rev. Jas. M.A.  Brockdish pl
         Brooks    Amos & Robert   joiners
         Bryant    Jas. B.         plumber, painter, &c
         Burgess   Mr John
         Fox       Charles         grocer, draper, &c
         Gooch     Wm.             butcher
         High      John            schoolmaster
         Jackson   Isaac           cooper and shopkpr
         Mallett   Mary            vict. King's Head
         Mitchell  Henry G.        baker, &c
         Musk      Mr Robert
         Norman    Robt.           vict. Greyhound
         Robinson  Ray             grocer, draper, &c
            Bricklayers.               Saddlers.
         Kemp      Charles         Smith     Charles
         Walne     Thomas          Taylor    Wm.
            FARMERS.                  Shoemakers.
         Brigham   John            Cooke     Amos
         Brigham   Thos.           Evans     Jas.
         Coleman   Chas.           Stannard  Chas.
         Churchill Chpr.
         Davy      James              Tailors.
         Soames    Isaiah
         Vyse      John            Booty     Wm.
                                   Hart      George

See also the Brockdish parish page.

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October 2001