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Norfolk - Aldborough

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 226.

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © E.C."Paddy" Apling]

ALBOROUGH (or ALDBOROUGH) is a parish and considerable village, 3 miles north from Aylsham. the nearest railway station, and the navigable Bure, and 7 from Cromer. in the Northern division of the county, North Erpingham hundred, Erpingham union, Holt county court district, rural deanery of Repps. archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich, The chuch of St. Mary is an ancient building of flint, with stone dressimgs, in the Early Perpendicular style. consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, and south porch: it was restored in 1849 at a cost of 750: it contains some old brasses: a stained window has been placed in the chancel to the memory of the late rector, the Rev. J. G. Nelson, by his friends, at a cost of 100. The living is a rectory, with residence and 26 acres of glebe, and 200 yearly awarded in lieu of tithes, in the gift of Lord Suffield, and held since 1882 by the Rev. Charles Arthur Davies, B.A. of St. John's College, Cambridge. The Primitive Methodists have a chapel ehre. A stock fair is held on the 21st and 22nd of June, unless the 21st falls on saturday or sunday, in which event it is held on the following monday and tuesday. New Hall, the seat of James Gay esq. J.P. is a modern building, situated in its own grounds. Aldborough is principally in the manor of Hanworth, of which Lord Suffield is lord: James Gay esq. is the principal landowner. The soil is mixed; subsoil, principally brick earth, though some of it is gravel; it is farmed on the four-course, or Norfolk system. The area is 788 acres; rateable value, 1,857; and the population in 1881 was 352.


POST & MONEY ORDER OFFICE & Savings Bank.—Mrs. Sarah Wilkins, received. Letters are received through Norwich; arrive at 8.10 a.m.; dispatched at 3.30 p.m. The telegraph office is at Hanworth

INSURANCE AGENT.—County Fire. G. B. Hudson.

School, maintained by voluntary contributions & under Government inspection; there are the names of about 94 children on the books, average about 68; Egmont John Theodore Weiss, master

CONVEYANCE.—.A van leaves the 'Black Boys' for Norwich, every wednesday & saturday, returning same days

Transcription © Copyright E C ("Paddy") Apling, December 2007; links updated November, 2009.

1891Census index
1841 Census Names Index [Val Fiddian & Honor Jones]
White's 1845, 1864 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Aldborough watermill [Jonathan Neville]
Aldborough Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Local web-site
More on Aldborough [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
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