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Norfolk - Norton Subcourse

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, pp. 402-403.

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

NORTON SUBCOURSE is a parish and widely scattered village, 3½ miles east from Loddon, 3½ south-west from Reedham station, and 9 north-east from Bungay, in the Southern division of the county, Clavering hundred, county court district of Bungay and Beccles, rural deanery of Brooke, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Mary is a large ancient structure of flint; it consists of chancel, nave, with round tower and 4 bells. The register dates from the year 1561. The living is a vicarage, yearly tithe rent-charge £161, with residence and 16 acres of glebe, in the gift of Captain N. H. Bacon, and held since 1867 by the Rev. William Rimington B.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge The rectorial tithes have been commuted for £181. A Primitive Methodist chapel was erected in 1864. The church land is 6A. 2R.; at the enclosure 8A. 2R. were allotted to the poor, let on an average of about £20 yearly, which is distributed in coals. Captain N. H. Bacon is lord of the manor and impropriator of the great tithes. Sir William Bowyer Smijth bart. the Rev. R. Denny and Miss Beane are the chief landowners. The soil is light mixed; subsoil, sand, gravel and clay. The chief crops are wheat, oats and barley. The area is 1,862 acres; rateable vale £2,681; and the population in 1881 was 359.

POST & MONEY ORDER OFFICE & Savings Bank.—Arthur Yallop, sub-postmaster. Letters through Norwich arrive at 8.10 a.m.; dispatched at 3.5 p.m. Loddon the nearest telegraph office © Transcribed by E.C.Apling, January 2005; links updated May 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1845 [GENUKI-NFK]
Norton Subcourse postmill; and Norton Marsh drainage mill [Jonathan Neville]
Norton Subcourse Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Norton Subcourse [GENUKI-NFK]
Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
Return to villages index
Paddy's home page