1891 Census Names Indexes for Stratton St. Mary amd Stratton St. Michael
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Stratton St. Michael smockmill, postmill, tower mill and Mill Farm postmill [Jonathan Neville]
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Norfolk - Long Stratton

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, pp.505-506.

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

LONG STRATTON. formerly a market town,is a polling-place for the Southern division of the county, and comprises the parishes of STRATTON ST, MARY and STRATTON ST. MICHAEL, situated on the high road from Ipswich to Norwich, 2 miles east of Forncett station, 10 south-by-west from Norwich, and 105 from London, in Depwade hundred, and union, Harleston county court district, rural deanery of Depwade, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Mary is a large Gothic building of the 14th century, consising of chancel, nave, asiles, with tower containing 5 bells and a clock, and has been restored: it contains some brasses and two stained windows in the chancel. The register dates from the year 1547. The living is a rectory, yearly value 424, with 40 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of Caius College, Cambridge, and held since 1842 by the Rev. Frederick Hill Jerrard M.A. formerly fellow of that college. The charities are 3 16s. yearly. Stratton Manor House is the seat of Col. Randall Robert Burroughes J.P. who is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is mixed; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley and beans. The area is 1,489 acres; rateable value, 2,639 10s.; the population in 1881 was 662.

Stratton St. Michael is 10 miles south from Norwich. The church of St. Michael is a fine specimen of Early English architecture, consisting of chancel, nave and square tower with 1 bell. The register dates fromt he year 1558. The rectory of St. Peter (whose church formerly stood in this parish) is added to St. Michael, joint yearly value 388, with residence and 22 acres of glebe, in the gift of New College, Oxford, amd held since 1873 by the Rev. Charles Hubert Burrows M.A. of St. John's College, Cambridge. Here are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. The proceeds of 7 acres of land are appropriated to church repairs. Col. Randall Robert Burroughes is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are the Rev. Richard H. Gwyn, J. Nelson esq. ad W. B. Branford esq. The soil is mixed; subsoil, mostly clay. The chief crops are wheat, baley and beans. The area is 1,055 acres; rateable value, 1,707; and the population in 1881 waas 264.

The school is now combined with that of Stratton St. Mary.--Letters addressed Long Stratton


POST & MONEY ORDER & TELEGRAPH OFFICE, Savings Bank & Government Annuity & Insurance Office.--Henry Starr, postmaster. Letters from London; Colchester, Ipswich, Scole & all parts are delivered at 7 a.m. & dispatched at 11.50 a.m. & 8.40 p.m.; also a mid-day mail arriving at 12.30 p.m.; delivered at 1.20 p.m. Box closes at 11.30 a.m. & 8.10 p.m. but letters can be psteduntil 11.40 a.m. & 8.30 p.m. with an extra penny stamp

COUNTY MAGISTRATES FOR DEPWADE PETTY SESSIONAL DIVISION.

© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, July 2007; links updated May 2010.

1891 Census Names Indexes for Stratton St. Mary amd Stratton St. Michael
White's 1845 for Stratton St.Mary and for Stratton St.Michael [GENUKI-NFK]
Stratton St. Michael smockmill, postmill, tower mill and Mill Farm postmill [Jonathan Neville]
Long Stratton Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Exporer]
More on Stratton St. Mary and Stratton St. Michael [both GENUKI-NFK]
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