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Norfolk - Gimingham

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, pp. 325-326.

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

GIMINGHAM is a parish, situated in a valley near the coast, on the banks of a brook, 4½ miles north from North Walsham and 7 south-east from Cromer, 3 miles from Gunton station on the Norwich and Cromer railway, in the Northern division of the county North Erpingham hundred, Erpingham union, North Walsham county court district, rural deanery of Repps, and archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The church of All Saints is an ancient structure of flint, with strong buttresses: it consist of chancel, nave, low square tower with 3 bells, and south porch: here is a brass to the Browning family, dated 1632. The register dates from the year 1550. The living is a rectory, yearly value £440, arising from £413 tithe commutation and 36 acres of glebe, with residence, since 1883 in the gift of St. Catherine's College, Cambridge, and held since 1833 by the Ven. Ralph Blakelock M.A. formerly a fellow of that college, and formerly archdeacon of Norfolk, by whom a parish school was erected in 1834. Lord Suffield is lord of the principal manor, but the rector is also lord of a small manor. Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton bart. and Col. Collyer, are principal landowners. The soil is mixed; subsoil, clay and gravel. The chief crops are wheat, oats and barley. The area is 1, 491 acres, of which 20 are water; reateable value, £2,359; and the population in 1881 was 270.

Letters through North Walsham. Mundesley is the nearest money order office.

Parish School, Mrs. Beaumont, mistress

© Transcribed by E.C.("Paddy") Apling, February 2005; links updated January 2011.

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1845 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Local village web-site
Gimingham watermill; Gimingham postmill and Gimingham early postmills [Jonathan Neville]
Gimingham Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Gimingham [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
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