Bradenham, West (St. Andrew)

BRADENHAM, WEST (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Swaffham, hundred of South Greenhoe, W. division of Norfolk, 3 miles (N. W.) from Shipdham; containing 364 inhabitants. It comprises by computation 1682a. 3r. 30p., of which 972 acres are arable, 615 pasture and waste, and 95 wood and plantation. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £7. 1. 10½.; patron and appropriator, the Bishop of Ely: the appropriate tithes have been commuted for £210, and the vicarial for £160; there are nearly eight acres of glebe belonging to the bishop, and nearly 58 to the vicar. The church, situated on an eminence, is an ancient structure in the later English style, with a square embattled tower at the west end of the south aisle: in the chancel are three sedilia of stone, and a piscina of elegant design.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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