ASLACTON is a village and parish 2 miles north-west from Tivetshall station on the Wymondham and 2 from Forncett station on the Great Eastern railwau, in the Southern division of the county, Depwade hundred, and union, county court district of Wymondham, rural deanery of Depwade and archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Michael, is an ancient stone and flint edifice, principally Norman, and consists of chancel, nave, south aisle, a porch wth ornamental entrance, and round Saxon tower containing 5 bells: in the chancel is a three-light stained window and a lancet window in the north side: the tower and walls are supposed to be more than 1.000 years old, having been built in 880. The register dates from the year 1558. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £32, in the gift of the Rev. T. G. Curtler held since 1882 by the Rev. Joseph Bartholomew Davery Hopgood M.A. of Hertford College, Oxford. Here is a Wesleyan chapel, built in 1834. Le Neve's charity, of £1 yearly, is for bread; and there is an allotment of 17 acres, let for £24 yearly. Sir Robert J. Buxton bart. M.P., is lord of the manor; Mrs. Copeman is the principal landowner. The soil is clay; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley and roots. The area is 1,164 acres; reateable value, £1,607; the population in 1881 was 295.
POST OFFICE.Christopher Hall, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Long Stratton at 8 a.m. & dispatched at 5 p.m. Long Stratton is the nearest money order & telegraph offcie
ASchool Board of 5 members was formed in 1875, with Bunwell contributory with 2 members; J. Furness, Long Stratton, clerk to the Board
Board Schhol formd out of the old National school, built 1850 for 90 chilfdren, average attendance 70; Miss Chapman, mistress
© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, May, 2010.
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