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Norfolk - Hardwick

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 332.

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

HARDWICK is a parish and village, 5 miles east from Tivetshall station, 13 south from Norwich, and 7 westfrom Bungay, in the Southern division of the county, Depwade hundred, and union, Harleston county court district, rural deanery of Depwade and archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Margaret, a small ancient structure, in a mixed style, has a chancel and nave; the tower appears to have fallen. The register dates from the year 1560. The living is a rectory, consolidated with that of Shelton, joint net yearly value 640, including 30 acres of glebe and house, in the gift of F. B. Frank esq. and held since 1881 by the Rev. Charles Blomfield Smith, who resides at Shelton. Here is a small Wesleyan chapel. F. B. Frank esq. is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The soil is heavy and exceedingly fertile; subsoil, chiefly clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats, peas and beans. The area is 856 acres; rateable value, 1,254; the population in 1881 was 197.




POST OFFICE.—Walter Dale, sub-[pstmaster. Letters through Long Stratton arrive at 9 a.m.; dispatched at 5.10 p.m. The nearest money order office & telegraph office & Savngs Bank is at Long Stratton

This parish is included with Shelton & Hardwick Unitd School Board District

Nurse John Long Stratton Long Stratton 
          COMMERCIAL.
Bower William, farmer
Copping Benjamin, farmer
Copping Esther (Miss), girl's school
Copping Henry, miller (wind)
Copping Southall, shoe maker
Dade Walter, shopkeeper, & post office
Devereux Benjamin, farmer
Howard John, shoe maker
Lighton Thomas Goddard, farmer
Moore James, farmer
Puncherd George, farmer
Reeder Esau, farmer
Smith James, farmer, Hardwick hall
Thurling George, Rose & Crown
Vipond George carpenter & farmer
Ward John, farmer
Willby James, farmer

© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, May, 2010.

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