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Norfolk - Ashwicken

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 230.

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

ASHWICKEN is a parish 5 miles east from Lynn and 1¼ north from East Winch station on the Lynn and Dereham railway, in the Western division of the county, hundred and union of Freebridge Lynn, county court district of Lynn, rural deanery of Lynn, Norfolk archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The church of All Saints is a small ancient structure, consisting of chancel and nave, with a tower containing 1 bell: a stained window was added by subscription in 1879, in memory of the Rev. John Freeman, late rector. The register, which is very imperfect, dates from about 1700. The living is a rectory, consolidated with that of Leziate, joint gross yearly value £540, with residence and 13 acres of glebe, in the gift of amd held since 1877 by the Rev. Arthur John Groom B.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge. Ashwicken Hall, a handsome building, is the seat of John Groom esq. who is lord of the manor and owns the greater part of the parish. Glosthorpe Manor House, the property of Captain J. E. Groom, is in this parish. The soil is mixed; and the subsoil carr stone and clay, and is very much improved by cultivation. The chief crops are wheat, barley and roots. The area is 1,283 acres; rateable value, £1,483; and the population in 1881 was 97.



Letters through Lynn, viā East Winch. WALL LETTER BOX cleared at 4.10 p.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Gayton

National Shool, for boys, girls & infants, was erected in 1855, by subscription: it is for children belonging to the parishes of Ashwicken & Leziate; Miss Sadler, mistres

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

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1845, 1864 and 1883 [all GENUKI-NFK]
Index of Marriages (1729-1779) [Alan Gresley]
Books, photographs etc on Ashwicken [Francis Frick collection]
Archeology of Leziate (including Ashwicken) [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Ashwicken [GENUKI-NFK]
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