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Norfolk - Plumstead (By Holt)

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

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

PLUMSTEAD (by HOLT is a parish, about 4 miless south-east from Holt station, 4 miles from Corpusty station, and 9 south-west from Cromer, in the Northern division of the county, North Erpingham hundred, Erpingham union, Holt county court district, rural deanery of Repps. archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich, The church of St. Michael consists of chancel and nave, with a square tower containing 1 bell, and was thoroughly restored in 1873: a fine organ was presented to the church in 1875. The register dates from the year 1551. The living is a discharged rectory, with Matlaske annexed, yearly value 180, with 12 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Duchy of Lancaster and held by the Rev. Herbert Weynell-Mayow, Salisbury Diocesan Theological College. John Thomas Mott esq. J.P. is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The soil is light; subsoil, various, marl, sand and gravel. The chief crops are wheat, turnips, barley and grass. The area is 1,272 acres; rateable value, 1279; and the population in 1881 was 103.


POST OFFICE.—Mrs. Charlotte Gooodwin, receiver. Letters through Norwich by foot messenger from Hanworth arrive about 9.30 a.m.; dispatched at 2 p.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Holt. No post on sundays

This parish is under the Barningham United District School Board. The school house is in parish

CARRIER.—Fidey passes through from Norwich on mondays & thursdays, returning tuesdays & fridays

Transcription © Copyright E C ("Paddy") Apling, December 2007; links updated January 2011.

1891 Census index
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Plumstead postmills [Jonathan Neville]
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