ROCKLAND ALL SAINTS and ROCKLAND ST. ANDREW'S.
These are two small united parishes, in the Southern division of the county, Shropham hundred, Wayland union, Attleborough county court district, rural deanery of Rockland, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Andrews has been in ruins many years. The church of All Saints is a small flint building, consisting of Saxon nave, with fine specimen of herringbone and ashlar work, and Early Perpendicular chancel, with tower and 2 bells: it was restored in 1860: in the church is a cable stetch tombstone, erroneously supposed to be that of Eudo the dapifer of William of Normandy, whose remains were brought from Preaux, in Normandy, where he died, and buried in the Abbey of St. John, at Colchester, which he founded. The register dates from the year 1698. The living is a consolidated rectory, yearly value tithe rent-charge £498, with 32 acres of glebe and house, in the gift of and held since 1850 by the Rev. Addison Browne Hemsworth M.A. of Pembroke College, Cambridge, J.P. Norfolk. There is a fuel allotment of 26 acres, let at about £20. The workhouse of the Wayland Union, a handsome and commodious building, is in this parish; for particulars of union see Watton. Sir Bowyer Smijth bart. who is lord of the manor, Robert Thompson Gurdon esq. M.P. George Tyrrell Tyrrell esq. and Miss Hornbuckle are the principal landowners. The soil is mixed; subsoil, gravel. The chief crops are wheat and barley. The area, including Rockland St. Andrew's is 1,671 acres; combined rateable value £2,598; and the population in 1881 was St. Andrew's, 98; All Saints, 324, including the inmates of the workhouse.
POST OFFICE. George Allen, postmaster. Letters through Attleborough arrive at 7 a.m.; dispatched at 7.5 p.m. Caston is the nearest money order office & telegraph office at Attleborough
A school board of 7 members was formed in 1874 for the United District of Rockland All Saints, Rockland St. Andrew's & Rockland St. Peter; Charles Hovell Colman, clerk to the Board. The children attend the school at Rockland St. Peter's
CARRIERS TO NORWICH. John Dye, Tuesday & friday; & John Rayner, wednesday & saturday
© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, February 1999; links updated February 2010.
1891 Census Names Index
White's 1845 [GENUKI-NFK]
Rockland All Saints postmill, Rockland St. Andrew postmill and Rockland All Saints towermill [Jonathan Neville]
Church of All Saints & St. Andrews [Local web-site] Rocklands archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
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