Carbrooke, a village and a parish in Norfolk, near the river Wissey, 3 miles NE of Watton station on the G.E.R., and 8 SSW of Dereham station on the G.E.R., with a post office under Watton (S.O); money order and telegraph office, Watton (S.O.). Acreage, 3129; population, 534. Carbrooke Hall is a modern building. The chief landowners are all non-resident. A commandery of the Knights Templars was founded near the church in 1173 by Roger, Earl of Clare, and transferred soon after to the Hospitallers. The founder's tombstone is in the chancel. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; net yearly value, £200 with residence. The church is Later English and good, consists of nave, two aisles, a chancel, and two porches, with a lofty square tower, and is fitted with open benches and a fine carved rood screen. The registers date from 1538. There are Congregational and Primitive Methodist chapels, and some small charities.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Carbrooke St. Peter and St. Paul|
|Poor Law union||Weyland|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Carbrooke from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Carbrooke (St. Peter and St. Paul))
Online maps of Carbrooke are available from a number of sites:
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- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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- Norwich Mercury
- Norfolk Chronicle
- Diss Express
- Thetford & Watton Times and People's Weekly Journal
- Norfolk News
The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.