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Norfolk - Ranworth

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 469.

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

RANWORTH is in the Southern division of the county, Walsham hundred, Blofield union and county court district, rural deanery of Blofield, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich; it is united with Panxworth, and together these form oneparish for civil purposes, although ecclesiasticaly distinct; it is 10 miles north-east from Norwich and 5 from Salhouse station and 5 miles from Brundal station for Yarmouth. The church of St. Helen is a fine Gothic flint building, consisting of chancel and nave, with north and south porticos, and contains a most beautiful rood-screen. The register dates from the year 1556. The living is a vicarage, annexed to that of Upton, joint yearly value 308 with residence and about 30 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Bishop of Norwich and held since 1843 by the Rev. John William Greaves M.A. of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Here is a large malting establishment belonging to Messrs. Mealing & Mills, of Norwich. Ranworth Hall, the seat of Miss Kerrison, is a small modern building, situated on a lawn, with extensive shrubberies, and overlooks Ranworth Broad, covering 90 acres, which is connected to the Bure, and was celebrated for its decoy. The Priory, the seat of George William Danby Palmer esq. J.P. is situate in the centre of the village, and was enlarged and restored in 1879. The principal landowners are Miss Kerrison, who is lady of the manor, and G. W. Danby Palmer esq. The soil is light mixed; subsoil, gravel and sand. The chief crops are wheat, barle and oats. The area is 1,902 acres; rateable value, 3,548; the population in 1881 was 511.


Letters through Norwich. South Walsham is the nearest money order office. WALL LETTER BOX cleared at 3 p.m. The nearest telegraph office is at Blofield

Public Elementary School, Miss Sarah Mallet, mistress

CARRIER TO NORWICH.—Harry Chapman, wed. & sat
 

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

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