Brede, a parish in Sussex, on the river Brede, 6 miles from Rye, and 6½ from St Leonard's, which are the most convenient railway stations. It has a post office, of the name of Brede Hill, under Rye (R.S.O.); money order office, Westfield; telegraph office, Sedlescombe. Acreage, 4380; population of the civil parish, 1046; of the ecclesiastical, 1071. The manor belonged anciently to the Attefords, and passed in the time of Henry IV. to the Oxenbridges. The manor-house, called Brede Place, shows interesting ancient features, commands a fine view, and is now occupied by a farmer. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester; net value, £560 with residence. The church was enlarged in the early part of the 16th century by Sir Goddard Oxenbridge, contains a monumental effigy of him, and flamboyant traceries introduced by him, and is in good condition. It was partly restored in 1868, and again in 1889. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Brede St. George|
|Poor Law union||Rye|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Brede from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Brede (St. George))
Online maps of Brede are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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