CALDECOTE is a parish 5 miles south from Narborough station and 6 south-west from Swaffham, in the Western division of the county, South Greenhoe hundred, Swaffham union and county court district. There was formerly a church here, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the site of which I still visible, surrounded by some very fine elms. The living is a sinecure rectory, yearly value £6 13s. 4d. (modus), in the gift of Sir H. G. Paston-Bedinfeld bart. and held since 1851 by the Rev. Alexander Thurtell M.A. formerly fellow and tutor of Caius College, Cambridge, who is also rector of Oxburgh-with-Foulden and resides at Oxborough. Sir H. G. Oaston-Bedingfeld bart. is lord of the manor and sole owner of the land, the whole of which is in the occupation of Mr. Henry Oldfield. The soil is light; subsoil, chalk. The chief crops are wheat, barley and turnips. The area is 678 acres; rateable value, £479; and the population in 1881 was 49. Letters through Stoke Ferry, the nearest money order & telegraph office
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