Weeting with Bromehill


"WEETING-WITH-BROOMHILL form one parish, near the Little Ouse river, from 1 to 2 miles N. of Brandon, and 9 miles S.E. by S. of Stoke Ferry. They contain 303 inhabitants, and 3992 acres of land, including 1500A. of woods and plantations, and all the property of John Angerstein, Esq., of Weeting Hall, a large and handsome mansion, in a well-wooded park, founded by the late Earl of Montrath, from whom it passed to Lord Bradford, who sold it and the estate to the late John Julius Angerstein, Esq., who was born at Petersburgh, in 1735, came to England in 1749, under the patronage of A. Thompson, Esq.,  . . .  He resided chiefly in Pall Mall, and at the Woodlands, on Black Heath. He died in 1823,  . . . That eminent poet, Thomas Shadwell, who died in 1691, is said to have been born at WEETING, a small village of detached houses, formerly having two CHURCHES; but St. Mary's became a ruin   . . . These ruins are in the park, near the hall; and at a short distance is All Saints Church, a small edifice,." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Weeting with Broomhill is also known as Weeting, as Weeting All Saints and as Weeting with Bromehill.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Cranwich, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish churches are dedicated to All Saints and to St Mary.

Church History

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Services, etc.

Church Records

Archdeacon's Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
Marriages 1558-1812
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 4.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

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

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration




Historical Geography

Weeting is in Grimshoe Hundred.

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

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



Luke, Rev. Francis Vyvyan
History of the Parish of Weeting, 1852.
Transcribed by the Weeting History Group.
[ISBN 0954292723, Weeting History Group, 2004]
Moore, Gerry
The History of Bromehill Priory and Fair, Weeting, Norfolk.
[ISBN 0954292707, Weeting History Group, 2002]
Moore, Gerry; and Twist, Anthony
Weeting Worthies.
[ISBN 0954292731, Weeting History Group, 2004]
Dymond, David Percy
A Misplaced Domesday Vill, Otringhithe and Bromehill.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology, vol.43, 1998]
Weeting History Group
Weeting History Portfolio.
A folder, in Norwich Local Studies Library, containing information sheets, maps, plans, etc.
[Weeting History Group, 1999]

Land & Property

Weeting Hall
Description, history and picture.
Weeting Castle
Pictures of the castle
Pictures of the castle.
James, Jean; and Moore, Gerry
The History of Weeting Castle.
[ISBN 0954292715, Weeting History Group, 2002]
James, Jean
A Guide to Weeting Castle.
[Weeting History Group, 2003?]
Grime's Graves
Description and pictures
Clarke, Roy Rainbird
Grime's Graves, Norfolk.
[London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1975]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL783896 (Lat/Lon: 52.475148, 0.623385), Weeting with Bromehill which are provided by:


Military Records


Poor Houses, Poor Law



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
Families Population
1801 63 78 368
1811 77 77 443
1821 83 83 399
1831 67 72 357
1841 58 -- 303
1851 74 -- 429
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 75 -- 365
1871 76 82 358
1881 72 85 333
1891 68 68 278
1901 65 66 274
1911 -- 70 312

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.

1841 and 1851 Censuses
"Weeting All Saints includes Broomhill; the Parish is often called Weeting with Broomhill."
1861 Census
"The decrease of population in the parish of Weeting All Saints or Weeting-with-Broomhill is attributed to migration."


No author
School House to Community Building, 1770-2001.
[Weeting 21 Project, 2001]


Weeting History Group
Meetings, history, etc.