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Norfolk - Bunwell

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 262.

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

BUNWELL is a parish and irregularly built village 3 miles west from Forncett station and 5 south-east from Attleborough, 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 in the Perpendicular style, and consists of chancel and nave, with a square tower containing 6 bells. The register dates from the year 1630. The living is a rectory, tithe rent-charge 744, with 52 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of Sir R. J. Buxton bart. M.P. and held since 1882 by the Rev. Henry Dawson M.A. of Oriel College, Oxford, who resides at Torquay; the Rev. Thomas Webster Whistler B.A. of St. Peter's College, Cambridge, is the curate in charge. The Primitive Meodists have a small chapel of red brick with white brick facings, built in 1876. The poor have 20 yearly in fuel from an allotment of 17 acres. Sir Robert J. Buxton bart. M.P., is lord of the manor and principal landowner, and the Rev. James Stoughton has a small manor called Beaucham-in-Bunwell. The soil is various; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley and beans. The area is 2,470 acres; rateable value, 4,042; the population in 1881 was 861.



POST OFFICE.—Mrs. Jemima Roper, postmistress. Letters are received from Attleborough, arrive at 8.15 a.m. & dispatched at 6.30 p.m. New Buckenhamn is the nearest money order & telegraph office

A School Board of 5 members was formed in 1875; J. Furness, Long Stratton, clerk to the Board

Board School, built 1879, for 90 children, average attendance 70; Mrs. Emma Chapman, mistress

CARRIER TO NORWICH.—Geo. Glover, mon. wed. & sat

Burton William
Whistler Rev, Thomas Webster B.A. [surate]
          COMMERCIAL.
Arnold John (Mrs.), farmer
Artis Thomas, grocer & draper
Ayron Isaac, farmer
Barker Fredk. wheelwright & blacksmith
Barnard George, shoe maker
Bassingthwaighte Jas. Farrier's Arms
Bateman James, farmer
Bayes James, grocer & draper
Betts William, farmer
Boyce Robert, shopkeeper
Briggs Jacob, farmer
Brown John, butter dealer
Brown John, farmer
Brown John, farmer
Brown Walter William, farmer
Calsey Lambert, tailor
Carter Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Chandler John, bricklayer
Chapman Stephen, farmer
Dordery William, farmer, Banyard's hall
Downes Robert, farmer
Everett Richard, farmer
Francis Chas. threshing machine propr
Francis John, shopkeeper
Garner William, farmer
Grant William, farmer
Hsles Wm. Prince of Wales
Hall —, farmer
Hardiman Charles, farmer
Hardiman James, seedsman
Hardiman Robert, armer
Hinchley George, farmer
Humphreys George, Trowel & Hammer
Knights Jas. threshing machine propr
Lanham Nelson, farmer
Long John, shoe maker
Long William, farmer
Mears Horace, farmer
Moss Gorge, shopkeeper
Newman John, shopkeeper
Pearson John, farmer
Rix Henry, farmer
Roper Jemima (Mrs.), [pst office
Ruch John, Queen's Head
Saunders William, Crown & Anchor
Smith James, butcher
Smith Robert, brick maker
Tubby Daniel, carpenter
Waites Robert, farmer
Wellingham Edward Ernest, farmer, Green farm
West William James, plumber

© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, May, 2010.

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