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Norfolk - Marshland St. James

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1937, pp. 273-274 (Norfolk section).

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MARSHLAND ST. JAMES is an ecclesiastical parish formed in 1922, and by the County of Norfolk Review Order, 1935, it was created a civil parish comprising parts of Clenchwarton, Terrington St. Clement, Terrington St. John, Tilney All Saints, Tilney St. Lawrence, Tilney with Islington, Walpole St. Andrew, Walpole St. Peter and West Walton. It is 7½ miles east of Wisbech and 11 south-west of King's Lynn, in the King's Lynn division of the county, hundred and petty sessional division of Freebridge Marshland, rural district of Marshland, county court district of Wisbech, rural deanery of Lynn Marshland, archdeaconry of Wisbech and diocese of Ely. The church of St. James, which was erected in 1896 as a memorial to the Rev. Philip Salisbury Bagge M.A. rector of Walpole St. Peter, 1853-91, is a building of brick, consisting of apse and nave; there are 120 sittings. The register dates from the year 1857. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £315, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Ely, and held since 1929 by the Rev. George Chesnutt, of Dorchester Missionary College and Saint Augustine's College, Canterbury. There is a Methodist chapel in Smeeth road and one in Middle drove, built in 1855 The Jubilee Hall is situated in Smeeth road. The principal landowners are the Norfolk County Council and the farmers. The soil is heavy and mixed; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are potatoes, wheat, peas, sugar beet and fruit. The area is 6,316 acres; the population in 1931 was 829.

Post & Tel. Call Office, Marshland Smeeth. Letters through Wisbech. Emneth nearest M. O. & T. office

Railway Stations.—Middle Drove & Smeeth Road (L. & N.E.R.)

    (Telephone Exchange, Marshland Smeeth)
      Marked thus ° farm 150 acres or over

© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, May 2010.

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