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Norfolk - Burgh Apton

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.264.

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

BURGH APTON (or BERGH-APTON) is a parish and widely scattered village, 5 miles south-by-west from Buckenham Ferry station, 7½ south-east from Norwich, and 3½ north-west from Loddon, in the Southern division of the county, Clavering hundred, Loddon and Clavering union, Norwich county court district, rural deanery of Brooke, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of SS. Peter and Paul is an ancient cruciform structure of flint and stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, transepts, with lofty square embattled tower containing 6 bells and a clock, presented by Lady Amelia Pelham in 1838 : it has a south porch : the north porch now forms the vestry : the chancel as re-seated in 1865, at the expense of the Rev. W. F. Thursby, rector; and the stained east window was inserted in 1867, in memory of Clara Thursby : there are several monuments to the Cooke family, also tablets to the Rev. Neville Walter a former rector and his wife : the church was restored and re-seated in 1881, and a handsome oak pulpit and reading-desk were added at the expense of the rector and his friends. The register dates from the year 1556. The living is a rectory, with Halverstone [sic Holverstone] annexed, joint yearly value £598 with residence, in the gift of the Rev. William Thursby, of Ormerod House, Lancashire, and held since 1864 by the Rev. William Ford Thursby B.C.L. of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Here was anciently another church, dedicated to St. Martin, which was removed in 1834. The poor's land consists of 22 acres, let for £17, which sum is distributed annually in coals. Washingford Manor House at present unoccupied, the property of the Rev. R. C. Denny M.A., J.P. is surrounded by a lawn, thickly studded with oak and other trees. Burgh-with-Apton Manor House, is a handsome modern white brick edifice, and is owned and occupied by the Rev. R. C. Denny M.A., J.P. The parish contains two manors, viz., Burgh-with-Apton and Washingford; the Rev. R. C. Denny M.A. is lord of both. The principal landowners are the Rev. R. C. Denny, Viscount Canterbury and George John Holmes, esq. The soil is light mixed; subsoil, sand and gravel, with some clay. The chief crops are wheat, oats and barley. The area is 1,936 acres, rayed at £3,387; and the population in 1881 was 464.

POST OFFICE.—William Weddup. Sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Norwich at 6 a.m.; dispatched at 4.55 p.m. Brooke is the nearest money office & telegraph office at Loddon.

The National School, is supported by subscriptions; Wm. Plumpton, master

CARRIER TO NORWICH.—George Barnes (from Loddon) passes through, wednesday & Saturday

© Transcribed by E.C.Apling, January 2005; minor correction and links updated, May 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1845 and 1883 [both GENUKI-NFK]
The Book of Bergh Apton by Geoffrey I. Kelly
Bergh Apton web-site
Bergh Apton postmill [Jonathan Neville]
Bergh Apton Archeology [Norfollk Heritage Explorer]
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