"STRADBROKE, a parish in the hundred of Hoxne, county Suffolk, 6 miles S. of Harleston, and 6 E. of Eye. Wickham Market is its post town. It is situated on a branch of the river Waveney, and on the road from Woodbridge to Norwich. It is a polling and petty sessions town, and formerly had a market. The Union poorhouse stands in this parish. Petty sessions are held, and there is a police station. The soil is heavy. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich, value £712, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to All Saints, has a stained E. window, and on a shield over the N. porch is a monogram of John de la Pole, Duke of Suffolk, by whom the church was built. The register dates from 1538. The parochial charities produce about £126. There is an endowed school for both sexes. The Baptists have a chapel. Sir E. C. Kerrison, Bart., M.P., is lord of the manor of Stradbroke; and T. G. Corbett, Esq., of Elmsham Hall, Lincolnshire, is lord of the manor of Shelton Hall with Wilby. A market for corn is held every Monday; a cattle fair on the third Monday in June; and a statute fair for the hiring of servants on the 2nd October."
Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
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