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Norfolk - Helhoughton

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 338.

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

HELHOUGHTON is a parish about 5 miles south-west from Fakenham, and three quarters of a mile from Raynham Park station on the Eastern and Midlands railway, in the Western division of the county, Gallow hundred, Walsingham union and county court district, rural deanery of Toftrees, archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The church of All Saints is a plain building of flint, consisting of chancel, nave and square tower. The register dates from the year 1540. The living is a vicarage, with that of South Raynham annexed, joint gross yearly value 396, in te gift of the Marquis Townshend and held since 1871 by the Rev. George John Ridsdale M.A. of Magdaelene College, Cambridge, who resides at South Raynham. The Primitive ethodists have a place of worship here. There is a dole of 3 6s. 7d. yearly, the gift of Lady Berkeley; also a sum of 6 13s. 8d. alternately with West Raynham and a fuel allotment of 20 acres, at present let for 10 yearly. The Marquis Townshend is lord of the manor and the principal landowner. The soil is of good quality; subsoil, clay, brick earth and chalk. The land is cultivated on the usual four-course rotation. The area is 1,637 acres; rateable value. 2,026; and the population in 1881 was 335.


POST OFFICE.—William James Young, receiver. Letters arrive from Swaffham at 6.20 a.m.; dispatched at 6.30 p.m. Fakenham is the nearest money order office

Here is a National School for boys of East, West & South Raynham & this parish, James Layland, master

Raynham Park Station, Albert A. Chilvers, station master

the nearest money order & telegraph office

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