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Norfolk - North Pickenham

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, pp. 464-465.

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NORTH PICKENHAM ia a parish and village, in a valley, 3 miles from Swaffham station, in the Western division of the county, Swaffham union and county court district, South Greenhoe hundred, rural deanery of Cranwich, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Andrew is in the Decorated syle, has chancel, nave, south aisle and porch, with square tower containuing 1 bell: the nave, aisle and chancel were rebuilt in 1863: there are three stained windows. The register dates from the year 1686. The living is a rectory, consolidated with that of Houghton-on-the-Hill, joint yearly tithe rent charge 499,with 100 acres of glebe, inthe gift of Edmund Farrer esq. and held since 1855 by the Rev. William Ewing M.A. of Lincoln College, Oxford. There are places of worship for the Primitive Methodists and Wesleyans. There are two Roman barrows in the parish. The fuel allotment of 10 acres produces 26 yearly. E. A. Applewhaite esq. is lord of the manor and the principal landowner. The soil is light loam; subsoil, chalk. The chief crops are wheat, barley and turnips. The area is 1,590 acres; rateable value, 1,626; and the population in 1881 was 246.

Letters from Swaffham by foot post arrive at 7 a.m. WALL LETTER BOX cleared at 5.55 p.m. No collection on sundays. Swaffham is the nearest money order & telegraph office

National School, Miss Emma Cooke, mistress

Transcription Copyright © E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, January 2011.

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1854
White's 1845 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
North Pickenham Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More about North Pickenham [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
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