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Norfolk - Kilverstone

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.364.

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, February 1999.]

KILVERSTONE is a parish, in the vale of the Thet river, 1¾ miles from Thetford station, in the Southern division of the county, Thetford union and county court district, hundred of Shropham, rural deanery of Rockland, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church (name unknown), situated about 200 yards from the Hall, is an ancient Norman structure, consisting of chancel, nave and round tower with 1 bell: it was thoroughly restored and reseated in 1857. The register dates from the year 1558. The living is a rectory, yearly value £242 with 28 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor and held since 1878 by the Rev. Samuel Theodore Leupolt M.A. of Caius College, Cambridge, who resides in Earles street, Thetford. The Hall is the property of John William Davy esq. J.P. and is now occupied by George Hutchinson Hammond esq.: it is built of flint and is situated in an ancient park of 230 acres, which is enclosed on the north side by a low wall, the entrance being through large iron gates west of the hall: the estate abounds with game and is surrounded by extensive woodland, bounded by the river Thet, which divides this from Snareshill [sic.] estates, the whole belonging to John William Davy esq. J.P. who is lord of the manor and sole landowner. The soil is sand and marl; subsoil, chalk. The chief crops are wheat and barley. The area is 2,026 acres; rateable value, £1,605 12s. 6d.; the population in 1881 was 85.

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Letters through Thetford, the nearest money order & telegraph office

This place is included in Thetford United School Board district. The children attend Thetford school

© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, February 1999, with minor corrections, April 2005; links updated February 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
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White's 1845, 1864 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Kilverstone archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
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