KESWICK is a parish 3 miles south-south-west from Norwich, situated on the river Yare, in the Southern division of the county, Humbleyard hundred, Henstead union and Norwich county court district. Of the church (All Saints) nothing remains but part of the round tower: it is situated on an elevated spot and on the north side is a lareg cluster of lofty trees, giving it a picturesque appearance. The living is a rectory, consolidated with that of Intwood. Here is an extensive corn mill, worked by the river Yare. Keswick Hall is the residence of Francis Hay Gurney esq. D.L., J.P. John Henry Gurney esq. is lord of the manor and chief landowner. Keswick Old Hall is an ancient building, situate about 3 miles from the city of Norwich, the property of J. H. Gurney esq. and has been the property of that family above 140 years: it is now the residence of Robert Leeds esq. The soil is sandy; subsoi, chalk and marl. The chief crops are wheat, oats and barley. The area is 729 acres; rateable value, £1,630, and the population in 1881 was 148.
POST OFFICE. John Beezer, receiver. Leters received from all parts through Norwich at 7 a.m.; dispatched at 5.40 p.m The nearest money order & teegraph office is at Norwich.
© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, May 2001; links updated November 2010.
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