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Norfolk - Horsey-next-the-Sea

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, pp. 353-4.

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HORSEY NEXT-THE-SEA is a village and parish, 4 miles north from Martham station, on the Eastern and Midlands railway, about 11 north-by-west from Yarmouth and 21 from Norwich, in the Northern division of the county, Happing hundred, Smallburgh union, Great Yarmouth country court district, rural deanery of Waxham, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. This parish was frequently flooded until purchased by the late R. Rising esq. who, by repairing the sea bank and draining the marshes, brought it to a high state of productiveness; he also constructed a road to Somerton, which is of great advantage to the inhabitants. The church of All Saints is an old stone building, consisting of chancel, nave, and tower, which is round at the base and octagonal above, is embattled, and contains 1 bell: the edifice was restored a few years back, the picturesque thatched roof being retained, and is fitted with open seats: a stained glass window has been placed in the north side by the parishioners and friends, in memory of the late vicar, the Rev. E. P. Neale. The register dates from the year 1559. The living is a vicarage, with a vicarage house near the church; there is a yearly rent-charge of £53in lieu of tithes, and about £80 yearly from lands purchased with augmentation money: it in the gift of Robert Rising esq. of the Hall and held by the Rev. Michael Thomas Du Pré M.A. of Lincoln College, Oxford. The poor's allotment, 9A. 3R. 9P. was awarded at the Enclosure in 1812, and is now let for about £20 yearly, which is distriuted in coals. The Hall, a handsome rsidence, the seat of Robert Rising esq. J.P. lord of the manor and principal landowner, was built in 1845, and contains a good library and fine collection of Norfolk birds. The soil is mixed; subsoil, clay and sand. The chief crops are wheat, oats and barley. The area is 1.839 acres, 130 of which form a sheet of water known by the name of Horsey Mere; rateable value, £1,251; the population in 1881 was 199.

POST OFFICE.—Mrs. Margaret Goose, sub-postmistress. Letters arrive from at 10 a.m. & are dispatched at 4 p.m. Martham is the nearest money order & telegraph office.

The school was built by R. Rising esq. in 1858; Mrs. Matilda Legg, mistress

Transcription © Copyright E C ("Paddy") Apling, August 2008; links updated November 2010.

1891 Census index for Horsey and Little Waxham
White's 1845 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Horsey Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Horsey drainage mill [Jonathan Neville]
More on Horsey [GENUKI-NFK]
Parish Information on Horsey [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
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