Bromeholme

BROMEHOLME, a hamlet, in the parish of Bacton, Tunstead and Happing incorporation, hundred of Tunstead, E. division of Norfolk, 5 miles (E. by N.) from North Walsham. A priory for Cluniac monks, dedicated to St. Andrew, was founded in 1113, by William de Glanvill, and for some time subsisted as a cell to the monastery at Castle Acre. Henry III., accompanied by a retinue of his nobility, was here in the eighteenth year of his reign, five years previously to which he had granted the monks licence to hold a market on Monday, and a fair on the festival of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The income of the monks was augmented by numerous rich offerings, which were presented to a cross stated to have been made out of the wood composing the cross on which Our Saviour suffered, brought hither by an English priest, who officiated at the emperor's chapel at Constantinople. The revenue, at the Dissolution, amounted to £144. 19. 1.

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

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