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Norfolk - Ashby St. Mary

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.229.

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ASHBY (near Loddon) is a village and parish 3 miles south-west from Buckenham station and the navigable river Yare, 7½ south-east from Norwich, and 3 north-west from Loddon, in the Southern division of the county, Loddon hundred, Loddon & Clavering union, Norwich county court district, rural deanery of Brooke, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Mary is an ancient structure of flint in the Early English style, restored in 1849: it consists of chancel, nave and square tower which contains 3 bells: the south porch is a fine specimen of Norman architecture. The register dates from the year 1620. The living is a consolidated rectory, annexed to that of Carleton, in the gift of Sir Reginald William Proctor-Beauchamp, bart.; the tithes have been commuted for £172 with 28 acres of glebe; the living has been held since 1880 by the Rev. Robert Thomas Whitmarsh : the joint gross value if £350 with house, erected in 1858. Sir Charles Henry Stuart Rich bart. is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are Rev. G. Gilbert, Mr. W. Goodram, Mr. J. Starling and Rev. E. H. Perowne. The soil is light sandy; subsoil, sand and brick earth. The chief crops are wheat and barley. The area in 487 acres; reateable value, £1,042; the population in 1881 was 200;


Letters through Norwich, viā Thurton. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Loddon

The children attend school at Thurton

Transcription © Copyright E C ("Paddy") Apling, February, 2011; links updated November 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1845 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Ashby St Mary Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Parish Council
Ashby St. Mary postmill [Jonathan Neville]
More on Ashby St.Mary [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Ribett]