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Norfolk - Potter Heigham

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, pp. 466-7.

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

POTTER-HEIGHAM is a parish and station, on the Eastern and Midlands railway, 11 miles north-west from Yarmouth and 15 north-east from Norwich, in the Northern division of the country, Happing hundred, Smallburgh union, Great Yarmouth county court district, rural deanery of Happing, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Nicholas is a handsome Gothic stone building with chancel, nave, aisles, carved roof and otagonal tower: it was partly restored om 1875 at a cost of about 600. The register dates from the year 1536. The living is a vicarage, yearly value about 250, in the gift of the Bishop of Norwich and held since 1843 by the Rev. Richard Bentley Porson Kidd M.A. of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, who resides at Norwich; the Rev. William George Baxter B.A. of Trinity College, Dublin, is the curate in charge. At the enclosure in 1803 nearly 100 acreswere allotted to the poor, with the rent of which is about 95 yearly. The Bishop of Norwich is lord of the manor. The chief landowners are the trustees of the Bethel Hospital, Norwich, the Clergymen's Widows' Society, Edward John Boult, William Butcher and Edmund Bower esqrs. The soil is mixed; subsoil, sand and clay. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley and roots. The area is 2,445 acres, 193 of which are comprised in the large broads, or ponds on the north side of the vale of the Bure, and which are navigable for wherries; rateable value, 3,330; the population in 1881 was 414.

Letters through Norwich, by mail cart, from Stalham, arriving at 9.0 a.m.; dispatched at 2.0 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Ludham & telegraph office at Martham.

Board School & residence for mistress, built in 1845 at a cost of 400 for 100 children, average attendance 70; Miss Marks, mistress

Railway Sattion, Elijah Simmons, master

Transcription © Copyright E C ("Paddy") Apling, August 2008; links updated November 2010.

1891 Census index for Potter Heigham
White's 1845 [GENUKI-NFK]
Potter Heigham Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Potter Heigham towermill and postmill [Jonathan Neville]
High's drainage mill [Jonathan Neville]
More on Potter Heigham [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
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