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Norfolk - Roudham

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.47.

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

ROUDHAM is a parish lying in a vale, with a railway station 1¼ miles north-east, 6 miles north-east from Thetford, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Shropham, union of Wayland, and Attleborough county court district. The Watton branch line forms a junction here with the Cambridge and Norwich line of the Great Eastern railway, which has a station here called Roudham Junction. St. Andrew's church was long since destroyed by fire: the walls and windows and greater part of the ancient tower still remain: the inhabitants attend Bridgham church. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £100, in the gift of Robert Jacob Buxton bart. D.L. M.P. and held since 1876 by the Rev. Frederick Thorpe B.D. of St. Alban Hall, Oxford, who is also rector of and resides at Bridgham. Sir Robert Jacob Buxton bart. D.L. M.P. is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The soil is light loam; subsoil, chalk and sand. The chief crops are wheat, barley and turnips.The area is 2,025 acres; rateable value, £3,429; the population in 1881 was 167.

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Letters received through Thetford. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at East Harling.

Roudham Junction Station, Jas. Walpole, station master.

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© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, January 1999; links updated February 2010.

Note: Roudham Heath, and the site of the old Roudham Junction Station, has, since 1942, been incorporated in the Stanford Military Training Area, from which the public is normally excluded, though the parish is traversed by the A11 main road from Thetford to Norwich, and also from south to north by the Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path..

1891 Census Names Index
Kelly's 1937 Directory entry
White's 1854 Directory entry
White's 1845; and 1883 [both GENUKI-NFK]
Roudham Church [Local web-site]
Roudham archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Roudham [GENUKI-NFK]
Return to villages index
Paddy's home page