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Norfolk - Framingham Pigot

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.320.

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

FRAMINGHAM PIGOT is a village and parish 4 miles south-east from Norwich, in the Southern division of the county, Henstead hundred and union, Norwich county court district, rural deanery of Brooke, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The old church of St. Andrew has been replaced by a handsome flint edifice in the Early English style; it consists of chancel, nave and tower with spire, 110 feet in height, which contains a clock and 3 bells: there is an organ, and the west window has some stained glass: the windows in the chancel are stained. The register dates from the year 1555. The living is a rectory, the commuted tithe rent-charge is £221 and there are 25 acres of glebe, in the gift of the bishop of Norwich and held since 1845 by the Rev. William Henry Plume B.A. of Queen's College, Cambridge, who has a white brick rectory about a quarter of a mile north of the church. Here is a Baptist chapel. The land allocated to the poor consist of 7 acres, let at £16 yearly. Framingham Hall is the seat of Major Fitzgerald.. Framingham Manor House, the seat of George Henry Christie esq. J.P. is a handsome red brick building, in the Tudor style, situate in a park of 75 acres. The Bishop of Norwich, who is lord of the manor, G. H. Christie esq. James Christie esq. and Major Fitzgerald, are the principal landowners. The soil is sandy; subsoil, sand, clay and chalk. The crops are of the usual kind, and there are several market gardens, which supply Norwich market with vegetables. The area is 608 acres; rateable value, £1,621; the population in 1881 was 289.

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Letters received from Norwich . The nearest money order office is at Trowse.

This place is included in the united School District of Poringland, formed in 1864. The school is at Framingham Earl.

There is a good lecture-room & schoolroom which belong exclusively to the rector

CARRIERS TO & FROM NORWICH pass through daily

© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, October 2006; links updated November 2010.

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