Place:Braydeston, Norfolk, England

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NameBraydeston
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.6193°N 1.4555°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoBlofield Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Brundall, Norfolk, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1884
Strumpshaw, Norfolk, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1884
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


Braydeston is about 7 miles east of Norwich in Norfolk, England. The name is also spelled Bradeston, Bradestone, Bradiston and Bradistone. (Source: GENUKI')

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Braydeston from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"BRADESTON, a parish in Blofield [registration] district, Norfolk; on the Yarmouth railway and the river Yare, ½ a mile E of Brundall [railway] station, and 4 WSW of Acle. Post Town, Blofield, under Norwich. Acres: 516. Real property: £1,183. Population: 133. Houses: 31. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Strumpshaw, in the diocese of Norwich."

Braydeston was abolished in 1884 to become parts of the parishes of Brundall and Strumpshaw.

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  • GENUKI provides a list of references for Bradeston. Some entries lead to free online transcriptions of registers and censuses.