Place:Weeting with Broomhill, Norfolk, England

NameWeeting with Broomhill
Alt namesBromehillsource: from redirect
Weetingsource: from redirect
Weeting St. Marysource: from redirect
Weeting All Saintssource: from redirect
Weeting-with-Bromehillsource: from redirect
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.4856°N 0.6477°E
Located inNorfolk, England     (1641 - )
See alsoGrimshoe Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Thetford Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Swaffham Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
Breckland District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Weeting with Broomhill is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 25.16 km2 (9.71 sq mi) and had a population of 1,751 in 786 households at the 2001 UK census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the District of Breckland.

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

"WEETING-WITH-BROOMHILL, a parish in Thetford district, Norfolk; 1½ mile N by W of Brandon [railway] station. It has a post-office under Brandon. Acres: 6,187. Real property: £2,265. Population: 365. Houses: 75. W. Hall is the seat of W. Angerstein, Esq. A castle was built, on a site within the park, by Earl de Warenne; and is now represented by some ruins. Broomhill priory belonged to Cardinal Wolsey; passed to Christ's College, Cambridge; and was purchased by the Angersteins. The living is a double rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £503. Patron: Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. There were two churches; and one of them is still good, but the other is a ruin."

A Vision of Britain through Time lists the two churches as Weeting St. Mary and Weeting All Saints. Both have been redirected here.

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