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Norfolk - Horsford

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.354.

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HORSFORD is a village and parish, with its houses widely scattered, and lying 4 to 5 miles north-west from Norwich, on the high road from the latter to Holt, in the Southern division of the county, Taverham hundred, St. Faith's union, Norwich county court district, rural deanery of Taverham and archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The church of All Saints is a low ancient structure of brick and stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, and square embattled tower: the north aisle was restored in 1879: the font is very ancient, and is supposed to be 1,000 years old: the roof of the church was until a comparatively recent period thatched: it is now slated. The register dates from the year 1507. The living is a vicarage, tithes commuted at £101 4s. with 145 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of Viscount Ranelagh and held since 1863 by the Rev. Josiah Descarrieres Ballance M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge. Here are traces of an ancient castle, and the remains of tumuli. In the grounds of G. J. Day esq. is avery ancient Scotch pne tree, which was mentioned in Grigor's "Arboretum." Sir Thomas Barrett Lennard bart. who is lord of the manor, Vixcoutn Ranelagh and G. J. Day esq. are the chief landowners. The soil is sand with subsoil sand and gravel. The chief crops are wheatm roots, barley and hay. The area is 4,177 acres, including a large heath;rateable value, £3,898; and the population in 1881 was 607.

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POST OFFICE.—John Wade, receivr. Letters arrive form Norwich at 7 a.m. and dispatched at 5 p.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Horsham St. Faiths

National School, Miss Fento, mistress

© Transcribed by E.C.Apling, June 2005; amended October, 2005..

1891 Census Names Index
Horsford early postmill; postmill; smockmill and towermill [Jonathan Neville]
Horsford watermill [Jonathan Neville]
Horsford On-Line [Jim Starling]
More on Horsford [GENUKI-NFK]
Parish information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
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Paddy's home page