Norfolk: Broome


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

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

BROOME, 2 miles N. by E. of Bungay, and 13 miles S.S.E. of Norwich, has in its parish 610 souls, and 1,421A. of land.

Sir Wm. F. Fowle Middleton, Bart., owns most of the soil, and is lord of the manor, and patron of the rectory, valued in K.B. at £6 13s. 4d., and in 1831 at £221, in the incumbency of the Rev. Wm. Colvile. The glebe is 28A.; and the CHURCH, (St. Michael,) is an ancient fabric.

Broome Place, a neat mansion overlooking the vale of the Waveney, is the seat of the Hon. Mrs. Chester.

The Town Lands, 27A. 3R. 19P., let for £60 a year, have been vested in trust since the 11th of Henry VIII., for the repairs of the church and other "town charges."

The Fuel Allotment, awarded at the enclosure in 1806, is 10A. 1R. 30P., let with 5A. 19P. awarded to the Town Lands, for £8 a-year, to eight poor families.


 Chester      Hon. Mrs.     Broome Place
 Crowfoot     Wm.           vict., Artichoke
 Eldon        Jas.          bricklayer
 Hunt         Mr. Jonathan
 Hunt         J. jun.,      shoemaker
 Jollye       Rev. Hunting,
               M.A.         curate
 Mealham      Martha        vict., Tuns
 Meade        John          vict., Sun
 Meyers       J.            miller
 Neach        Mr. Robt.
 Mickleburgh  Wm.           (owner)
 Moore        James
 Norman       Robt.
 Palmer       Wm.           (owner)
 Parkerson    Carter J.
 Spalding     Benj.
 Spalding     Thos. M.
 Spilling     Benj.

See also the Broome parish page.

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December 2004