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Norfolk - Hindolveston

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.345.

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

HINDOLVESTON is a parish, commonly called HILDERSTON. with a station on the Eastern and Midlands railway, about 8 miles east from Fakenham. 8 south from Holt, 8 north-east from Elmham station, 6 north-east from Ryburgh and 125 from London, in the Northern division of the county, Eynsford hundred, Aylsham union and county court district, rural deanery of Sparham, and archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. George is a large ancient building in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, vestry on the south side of the chancel, nave, north aisle and square tower containing 1 bell: here is a brass, bearing date 1558 and 1568, in good preservaton, representing Edmund Hunt, his wife Margaret, ten sons and four daugters. The register dates from the year 1579. The living is a vicarage, yearly value about 300, with residence and 10 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich and held since 1848 by the Rev. Arthur Gifford Durnford M.A. of St. John's College, Cambridge. Here are Wesleyan. Primitive Methodist and Congregational chapels. The charities for distribution amount to 30 yearly, Lord Hastings is lessee of the manor and the great tithes under the Dean and Chapter of Norwich, and also chief landowner. The soil is mixed; subsoil, clay and marl. The chief crops are wheat, roots, barley and hay. The area is 2,0490 acres; rateable value, 3,813 12s 6d.; the population in 1881 was 650.



POST OFFICE.--Mrs. Mary Ann Taylor, receiver. Letters receuved through Dereham by foot messenger from Guist; arrive at 7.15 a.m.; dispatched at 5 pm. week days & 10 a.m. sundays. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Foulsham

INSURANCE AGENT.--Accidental, County Fire, & North British & Merantile Fire & Life, S. Aberdein

A School Board of 5 members was formed in 1875; Samuel Aberdein, clerk & attendance officer

Board School for 110 children, average attendance 75; Frederic Hockham, master; Miss Hockham, mistress

Railway Station, John Birket, station master

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

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1845 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Hindolveston Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Hindolveston postmilland Hindolveston towermill [Jonathan Neville]
Ancient church of St. George (ruin) Simon Knott]
More on Hindolveston [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
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