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Norfolk - South Pickenham

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 465.

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SOUTH PICKENHAM is a parish, about 4 miles south-south-east from Swaffham station, in the Western division of the county, South Greenhoe hundred, Swaffham union and county court district, rural deanery of Cranwich, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of All Saints is a small stone building, in the Early English style, consising of chancel, nave, porch and round tower containing 1 bell: there are several monuments to the Chute family, the former landowners: the interior has been restored. There are two stained windows, one in memory of E. T. Aplewhaite esq. 1871, the other to Mrs. Hay 1881. The register dates fromt he year 1693. The living is a rectory, yearly value 313, and 55 acres of glebe with residence, in the gift of E. A. Applewhaite esq, and held by the Rev. Bircham Houchen B.A. of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, J.P. Norfolk. Pickenham Hall, a handsome mansion, beautifully situated in an extensive park, is the residence of Edward Archer Applewhaite esq. J.P. the lord of the manor and sole landowner. The soil is sandy and light loam; subsoil, chalk. The chief crops are wheat, barley and pasture. The area is 1,830 acresl rateable value, 1,711; and the population in 1881 was 175.


Letters from Swaffham by foot post, arrive at 8.30 a.m. WALL BOX cleared at 4.55 p.m. Swaffham is the nearest money order & telegraph office Parochial School, supported by voluntary subscriptions, Miss Sarah Pollard, mistress

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

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1854
White's 1845 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
South Pickenham Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
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