Brooke, Norfolk

Brooke
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Brooke St Peter
Brooke is located in Norfolk
Brooke
Brooke
Location within Norfolk
Area8.72 km2 (3.37 sq mi)
Population1,399 (2011)
• Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG293001
Civil parish
  • Brooke
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR15
Dialling code01508
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
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52°33′00″N 1°22′59″E / 52.550°N 1.383°E / 52.550; 1.383Coordinates: 52°33′00″N 1°22′59″E / 52.550°N 1.383°E / 52.550; 1.383

Brooke is a village and civil parish in the South Norfolk district of Norfolk, England, about 7 miles south of Norwich and roughly equidistant from Norwich and Bungay.

History

Brook's name is of Anglo-Saxon origin and derives from the Old English for a small stream.

In the Domesday Book, Brooke is described as consisting of 41 households which belong to Bury St Edmunds Abbey.

Geography

According to the 2011 Census, the population of Brooke and Howe is 1,399 people.

St. Peter's Church

Brooke's Parish Church is dedicated to Saint Peter and is one of the 124 remaining round-tower churches in Norfolk.

Places of Interest

Primary-age children attend Brooke Primary School, located in the village.

Brooke's village public house is called 'The White Lion' and dates back to the 1800s.

Governance

An electoral ward of the same name exists. This ward had a total population of 2,662 at the 2011 Census.

Notable Residents

War Memorial

Brooke War Memorial is a stone cross memorial located in St. Peter's Churchyard and lists the following for the First World War:

  • Leading-Seaman Christopher Jay (1883-1914), HMS Hawke
  • Sergeant Charles R. Burroughs (1890-1914), 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Lance-Corporal Matthew A. Evans (1881-1918), 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers
  • Lance-Corporal R. Charles Sturman (1894-1916), 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Gunner Cecil R. Parfitt (1878-1917), 25th (Anti-Aircraft) Company, Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Private George Cooper (1892-1916), 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards
  • Private Llewellyn Dredge (d.1915), 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment
  • Private E. E. Victor French (1898-1918), 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment
  • Private Charles H. Bullen (1880-1918), 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
  • Private George A. Turner (1883-1916), 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
  • Private Robert Sayer (1883-1916), 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Private Charles R. Baldwin (1893-1915), 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Private Edwin J. Cubitt (1894-1917), 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Private Frederick J. Sayer (1896-1917), 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Private James P. Norman (1897-1917), 8th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Private Sidney G. Sturman (1891-1915), 8th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Private Harry B. J. Whitwood (1894-1917), 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment

And, the following for the Second World War:

Furthermore, a brass plaque is located inside St. Peter's Church commemorating the following from the Boxer Rebellion:

  • Assistant-Paymaster Arthur Bunbury (1877-1900), HMS Hermione



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