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Brandestone or Brandistone, Norfolk

Historical Description

Brandestone or Brandistone, a parish in Norfolk, 3 miles SE of Reepham, 2 S of Cawston station on the G.E.R., and 10 NW by N of Norwich, which is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Cawston. Acreage, 776; population, 153. Brandestone Hall is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £200 with residence, in the gift of Lord de Eamsey. The church is a small structure of flint in the Perpendicular style.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorfolk 
Ecclesiastical parishBrandistone cum Guton St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionSt. Faiths 

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