Brome, Suffolk

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The church of St Mary at Brome
The church of St Mary at Brome
The location of Brome within Suffolk
The location of Brome within Suffolk
Brome shown within Suffolk
OS grid reference TM135764
Civil parish
  • Brome and Oakley
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town EYE
Postcode district IP23
Dialling code 01379
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°20′42″N 1°07′59″E / 52.345°N 1.133°E / 52.345; 1.133Coordinates: 52°20′42″N 1°07′59″E / 52.345°N 1.133°E / 52.345; 1.133

Brome is a village in the north of the English county of Suffolk. It lies on the A140 road Norwich to Ipswich around 1 mile (1.6 km) north-west of Eye and 2 miles (3.2 km) south-east of Diss near the border with Norfolk. The village is in the parish of Brome and Oakley and has been combined with the village of Oakley for centuries.[1]

The village church, dedicated to St Mary, is one of 38 existing round-tower churches in Suffolk.[2] It is a Grade II* listed building with a medieval core dating from the 12th century.[3] A moated site near the church is a scheduled monument dating from the same period.[4]

Famous people[edit]

The Catholic priest and martyr Henry Morse was born in the village in 1595. Morse was venerated and beatified in December 1929 and in 1970 was made one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.[5][6] John Wilbye (1574-1638), the famous English madrigalist, was born in Brome. Amongst his works is the much performed madrigal: "Adew Sweet Amaryllis". [7] [8]


  1. ^ St Nicholas, Oakley, Suffolk Churches website. Retrieved 2014-03-15.
  2. ^ St Mary, Brome, Suffolk churches website. Retrieved 2014-03-15.
  3. ^ Church of St Mary, Brome and Oakley, British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2014-03-15.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Moated Site Immediately South East of St Mary's Church (1019674)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2017-06-24. 
  5. ^ Holmes P, ‘Morse, Henry (1595–1645)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, September 2012 accessed 2014-03-15.
  6. ^ Pullan M (2008) The Lives and Times of Forty Martyrs of England and Wales 1535 - 1680, Athena Press, pp. xvii–xxii. ISBN 978-1-84748-258-7.
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