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Norfolk - Cawston

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, pp.273-4.

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

CAWSTON is a parish and large village with a station on the East Norfolk branch of the Great Eastern railway, and Bluestone ststaion, on the Eastern and Midlands railway, is at the northern boundary of the parish, 2 miles from the village; it is 12 miles north-by-east from Norwich, 4 south-west from Aylsham and 127 from London, in the Northern division of the county, South Erpingham hundred. Ayslham union and county court district. rural deanery of Ingworth and archdeacopnry and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Agnes is a noble stone building in the Decorated Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave and aisles, and a chapel for daily service, with a massive square stone tower containing 6 bells; it has a very handsome rood-screen and some stained glass in the chancel: the hammer beam roof of the nave is very good, but is in need of repair. The register dates from the year 1558. The living is a rectory, yearly value tithe rent charge 1,015, with residence and 13 acres of glebe, in the gift of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and held since 1855 by the Rev. Theodore Henry Marsh M.A. of that college. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists. The poor have 106 acres of land for fuel, on which the Aylsham volunteers have their range. There are two trees situated in the bowling green of the "Woodrow Inn" which are great curiosities, not only each branch but each twig, bearing leaves of three different kinds of trees--namely, oak, beech, and hornbeam: the trees would have been pulled to pieces years ago by persons taking branches as specimens, if it had not been stopped. Near by the "Woodrow Inn," on the Norwich road, stands a small stone pillar, erected on the spot where Sir Henry Hobart the fourth baronet fell, being killed by Mr. Oliver Le Neve in a duel with swords in 1709; he was buried at Blickling. where was the family seat; Mr. Le Neve fought with his left hand: this Sir Henry was the father of the first Earl of Buckinghamshire, Three fairs are held--viz. on the 1st of February and last Wednesday of April and August, the latter of which is a large sheep fair. Col. W. E. G. Lytton Bulwer is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The soil is mixed; subsoil, gravel and clay. The chief crops are wheat, roots, barley and hay . The area is 4,296 acres; rateable value, 5,304; the population in 1881 was 1,093,



POST & MONEY ORDER OFFICE & Savings Bank.—Stephen Mears, recever. Letters are received through Norwich at 8.30 a.m.; dispatched at 3 p.m. The nearest telegraph office is at Reepham

INSURANCE AGENTS.—

A school, with school-house & also a reading room, was built at the expense of the late W. E. Lytton Bulwer esq

National School (mixed), Henry Knapp, certificated master; Mrs Knapp, mistress; Miss Bilby, assistant mistress

Railway Station, Edgar Abraham Meachen, station master

CARRIERS TO & FROM NORWICH.—Robert Easton, wed. & sat. puts up at 'Duke's Palace,' Norwich; Laxton, mon. wed. & sat. puts up at 'Duke's Head,' Norwich

Transcription © Copyright E.C.("Paddy") Apling,July 2007; minor corrections and links updated January 2011.

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1845 [GENUKI-NFK]
Hunt's 1850 [GENUKI-NFK]
Cawston Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Local web-site [Cawston Historical Society]
Cawston postmill, smockmill, Sygate black tower mill and Sygate White tower mill [Jonathan Neville]
Intoduction to the churches of Cawston and Salle [Simon Knott]
Inns in Cawston [Norfolk Pubs Index]
More on Cawston [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
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