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Bromeswell Parish

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Bromes Wella, or Brames Wella

This manor was included amongst those given by Thos. Howard, Duke of Norfolk, and Henry his son, Earl of Arundel and Surry, in the 36th of King Henry VIII., to that monarch, in exchange for his castle, castle manor, and chase, of Rising, in Norfolk, and all its appurtenances.

It subsequently became the estate of the Wood family, of Loud-ham, and passed as that lordship did.1

CHARITIES. The town lands here comprise a piece of pasture and marsh land, in this parish, containing about 3A. 2r., let at; .3 a year. A piece of grass land, of about an acre, in the parish of Ufford, let at .2 2s. a year. It is not known how these lands were originally acquired. The rents have been applied towards the repairs of the church. (For Sir Michael Stanhope's gift to the poor of this parish, see the parish of Sutton.) The sum granted by Sir Michael, is 5 a year, but a deduction being made on account of land tax, 4 14s. 8d. per annum is paid, and distributed among poor persons of the parish.

1. In "Davy's Architectural Antiquities" of this County, is an etching of the south door of this parish church, forming a specimen of the Norman style of architecture.


County of Suffolk

Topographical and Genealogical, The County of Suffolk, 1844, Augustine Page

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