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Norfolk - Felbrigg

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 313.

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

FELBRIGG is a parish about 3 miles south-west from Cromer railway station, and 10 north-west from North Walsham station, in the Northern division of the county, North Erpingham hundred, Erpingham union, Holt county court district, rural deanery of Repps and archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Margaret is a handsome building of flint with stone dressings, in the Decorated and Later English styles, consisting of chancel and nave, with a square embattled tower : it is picturesquely situated in the park and contains numerous monuments to the Felbrigg and Wyndham families, of which one, beautifully executed by Nollekensm is to the Right Hon. William Wyndham, a distinguished statesman, who died in 1810: on a large marble slab in the nave is a fine sepulchral brass, representing the figure, in complete armour, of Sir Simon de Felbrigge, who lived in the reign of Henry VI. and was one of the early Knights of the Garter. The register dates from the year 1754. The living is a rectory, with that of Metton annexed, joint yearly value 310 wih 76 acres of glebe, in the gift of Robert William Ketton esq. and held since 1872, by the Rev. Robert James Simpson M.A. of Trinity College, Dublin, who resides at Metton. The Hall, the seat of Robert William Ketton esq. who is lord of the manor and chief landowner, stands on a commanding height, in a well-wooded park of 760 acres: it is a spacious and handsome mansion in the Early Tudor style. The soil is a rich loam, with a subsoil of red sand. The chief crops are wheatm oats and hay. The area is 1,557 acres; rateable value, 1,754; the population in 1881 was 165.


Letters through Norwich. Cromer is the nearest mney order & telegraph office

Thus parish is included in the Aylmerton United School Board district, formed in 1874, & the children attend at Aylmerton

Transcription Copyright © E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, January 2011.

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