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Norfolk - Cockley Cley

Entry in Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.276-6.

COCKLEY CLEY is a parish 4 miles south-west from Swaffham station, in the western division of the county, South Greenhoe hundred, Swaffham union and county court district, Cranwich rural deanery, Norfolk archdeaconry and Norwich diocese. The village consists of a few detached houses. The church of All Saints is an old building, restored in 1866 by the late T. R. Buckworth esq. in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisle and a round embattled tower with 1 bell. The register dates from the year 1731. The living is a rectory, yearly value £180, and a few acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the trustees of the late T. R. Buckworth, esq. and held since 1879 by the Rev. John William Dolignon B.A. of Balliol College, Oxford. The ancient chapel of St. Mary has been desecrated, and is now a cottage. There are a few charities, amounting to £41 yearly, principally for fuel. Cley Hall, the property of E. T. Buckworth (a minor), is a large red brick mansion, with stone facings in the Italian style, erected in 1870-71: it is situated in a well-wooded park, in which there is a fine lake. The trustees of the late T. R. Buckworth esq. are lords of the manor and principal landowners. The soil is sandy; subsoil, dead loam. The chief crops are wheat, barley, turnips and pasture. The area is 3,939 acres, one-third of which is heath; rateable value, £1,696; and the population in 1881 was 207.

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Letters through Swaffham, the nearest money & telegraph office. WALL BOX cleared at 5.45 p.m.; sundays 10.45 a.m.

National School, Mrs. Emily Batchelor, mistress

© Transcribed by E.C.Apling, February 1999, amended June 1999; links updated November 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1854
White's 1845, 1864 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Cockley Cley Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Saint Mary's Chapel [local site]
Cockley Cley early postmill [Jonathan Neville]
Cockley Cley later postmills [Jonathan Neville]
Cockley Cley watermill [Jonathan Neville]
More on Cockley Cley [GENUKI-NFK]
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