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Norfolk - Freethorpe

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 321.

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FREETHORPE is a parish and scattered village, 13 miles south-east from Norwich, 9 west from Yarmouth, 2 miles from the navigable Yare and the Reedham station on the Great Eastern railway and 127 from London, in the Southern division of the county, Blofield hundred and union, Norwich county court district, rural deanery of Blofield and archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The church of All Saints is an old stone building, in the Norman style, and consists of chancel, nave and south aisle, with low round tower and conical steeple with 1 bell, and was throughly restored in 1851, at the sole expense of R. H. V. Walpole esq. The register dates from the year 1758 The living is a viarage, cosolidated with Reedham rectory, joint yearly value 607, including 128 acres of glebe, in the gift of Lieut.Col. Leathes, and held since 1870 by the Rev. Carteret Henry Leathes M.A. of St. John's College, Cambridge. The Primitive Methodists have a chapel here. R. H. V. Walpole has erected almshouses for six widows in this parish. The land chiefly belongs to R. H. V. Walpole esq. who is lord of the manor and to the trustees of the late T. W. Gilbert esq. The soil is light mixed; subsoil, clay. The chief crops ae wheat, oats and barley. The area is 880 acres; rateable value, 2,073; the ppulation i 1881 was 400.



Letters received through Norwich. Reedham is the nearest money order & telegraph office

National School, Miss Ann Craven. mistress

CARRIER to NORWICH.—John Clement Hayes, wed. & sat

Transcription © Copyright E C ("Paddy") Apling, August 2007; links updated December 2009.

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1845 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Freethorpe Archeology[Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Freethorpe [GENUKI-NFK]
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