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Norfolk - Bodham

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, pp. 252.

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

BODHAN is a parish, 3 miles east from Holt station and 7 west from Cromer, in the Northern division of the county, Holt hundred, and county court district, Erpingham union, rural deanery of Holt and archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich, and contains the source of the river Glaven. The church of All Saints is in the Later English style, and consists of chancel, nave, south porch and square embattled tower containing 1 bell: there are two mural monuments to the Rev. R. Norris, his wife and two daughters : the east window is a memorial to the wife of the Rev. L. A. Partridge, rector, presented by the parishioners and friends in 1859. The register dates from the year 1768. The living is a discharged rectory, yearly value 375, with 12 acres of glebe, in the gift of J. T. Mott esq. and held since 1861 by the Rev. George John Bidwell of St. Bees. The heath was enclosed in 1808. J. T. Mott esq. is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is mixed; subsoil, gravel and clay. The chief crops are wheat, turnips, barley and grass. The area is 1,688 acres' rateable va;ue, 2,083; the populaton in 1881 was 276.


POST OFFICE.—Robert Gamble Payne, receiver. Letters through Dereham by foot post from Holt, arrive at 9.5 a.m.; dispatched at 3.10 p.m. week days only. Holt is the nearest money order & telegraph office

The West Beckham United District School Board of 5 membes was formed in 1877 for the parishes of West Beckham & Bodham; James Kemp, Renton mills, clerk to the board; Henry Denny, attendance officer

Board school, built in 1877 at a cost of 1,158, for 89 children, average attendance 75; Miss Hannah Sadler, mistress

CONVEYANCE.—Great Eastern Railway van, Holt to Cromer, passes through the village daily

Transcription Copyright © E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, January 2011.

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