Redenhall, Norfolk

Historical Description

Redenhall, a parish in Norfolk, on the river Waveney, and on the Waveney Valley branch of the G.E.R., at the boundary with Suffolk, 1 ½ mile ENE of Harleston station. It contains the town of Harleston, which has a head post office. Acreage, 3392; population, 2003. The manors of Redenhall, Hawkers, Holbrook, and Coldham belong to the Holmes family, and that of Harleston belongs to the Winters and Francis families of Norwich. Gawdy Hall was the seat of the Gawdy family; passed to the Wogans, and is now a seat of the Holmes family. It is an ancient mansion in the Elizabethan style, partly moated, and situated in a well-timbered park. The living is a rectory, united with the chapelry of Harleston, in the diocese of Norwich ; joint gross value, £815 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Norfolk, at the nomination of the Bishop of Norwich. The church was rebuilt by Thomas Brotherton, eldest son of Edward I. and Earl of Norfolk; was restored in 1858; has a fine tower, and contains monuments of the Gawdy family. See HARLESTON.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


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Ancient County Norfolk
Ecclesiastical parish Reddenhall The Assumption of the Virgin Mary
Hundred Earsham
Poor Law union Depwade

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