"BROOMSTHORPE is a small churchless parish, 6 miles W. by S. of Fakenham, containing only 10 souls, and 430 acres of land, belonging to Sir Chas. Chad, Bart., and occupied by Mr. John Ball. Its CHURCH was destroyed before the reign of Elizabeth, and its benefice abolished. It had a guild of St. John, to whom the church was probably dedicated. The farm house stands on the site of a house which was a seat of the Walpoles." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Broomsthorpe is consolidated with East Rudham in some records.
The name may be spelled Broomthorpe or Broomesthorpe.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Burnham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • There is no parish church. It may have been dedicated to St John.
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Historical Geography

Broomsthorpe is in Gallow Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Gallow Hundred
Description of Gallow Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

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