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Norfolk - Attlebridge

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.232.

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

ATTLEBRIDGE is a parish and village, on the river Wensum. with a station on the Eastern and Midlands railway. 141 miles from London, 8 north-west from Norwich and 4 south-east from Reepham, in the Southern division of the county, in Taverham hundred. and St. Faith's union, Norwich county court district, rural deanery of Taverham, archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Andrew is a small flint building in the Perpendicular style: it has chancel, nave, north aisle, with a square western tower, which is partly covered with ivy, and contains 1 bell, and a porch on the south side: the interior was restored in 1864. The register dates from the year 1712, The living is a vicarage, consolidated with the rectory of Alderford; the vicarage tithes were commuted in 1839 at 70, and the rectorial at 169 yearly, with 23 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich, and held since 1873 by the Rev. William Louis Buckley M.A. of Trinity College, Dublin, who resides at Alderford. Henry Sherborne Nathaniel Micklethwait esq. of Taverham, is chief landowner and lord of the manor: George Duckett Burney esq. D.L., J.P. is also a landowner. The soil is a light loam; subsoil, sand and gravel. The chief crops are wheat, roots, barley and hay. The area is 1,242A. 3R. 20P.; rateable value 1,136; the population in 1881 was 66.



Letters arrive from Norwich by the Reepham mail cart a 5.50 a.m. and are delivered about 8 a.m.; dispatched at 5.10 p.m. is the nearest money order & telegrah office. The post office for this place is in the adjoining village of Morton-on-the-Hill.

National School, which serves also Morton-on-the-Hill; Miss Death, mistress

Railway Station, Alfred Joseph Polks, station master

© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, July 2007; links updated February 2011.

1891 Census Names Index
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RAF Attlebridge airfield
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