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Brome or Broome, Suffolk

Historical Description

Brome or Broome, a village and a parish in Suffolk, 2 miles N of Eye station on the G.E.R., and 3½ ENE of Mellis. There is a post office under Scole, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage of the civil parish, 908; population, 274; of the ecclesiastical, with Oakley, 534. Brome Hall belonged anciently to the Buctons, passed to the Cornwallis family, and is now the seat of the Bateman family. The old mansion, built about the middle of the 16th century, has been taken down, and a new one erected on its site. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Oakley, in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £340 with residence. The church is a structure of flint with stone dressings, in mixed styles; it contains some handsome monuments to members of the Cornwallis family.

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 CountySuffolk 
Ecclesiastical parishBrome St. Mary 
Poor Law unionHartismere 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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