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Norfolk - Roughton

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 477.

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ROUGHTON is a village and parish 7 miles north-west from North Walsham, 6½north-east from Aylsham and 3 north from Gunton railway station, in the Northern division of the county, North Erpingham hundred, New Walsham county court district, Erpingham union, rural deanery of Repps, and archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Mary is a Norman building of flint with stone dressings, and has a chancel, which was thoroughly restored in 1864, at a cost of about £900, nave and aisles, north and south porches and a round embattled tower containing 3 bells. The register dates from the year 1562. The living is a rectory, yearly value £293, with 30 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Bishop of Norwich and held since 1881 by the Rev. Robert Trousdale B.A. of St. John's College. Cambridge. A substantial parsonage was erected in 1850. Here is a primitive Methodict chapel and several excellent charities. The Charity lands consist of 7 acres, which let for £11 a year, divided among the poor. Lord Suffield is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is light; subsoil, gravel. The chief crops are wheat, turnips, barley and grass. The area is 1,740 acres; rateable value, £1,031; and the population in 1881 was 439.


POST OFFICE.—Edmond Skipper, receiver. Letters received through Norwich; delivered at 7.30 a.m.; dispatched at 4.20 p.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Hanworth

The endowed Free school, of long standing, has £45 a year from 45 acres of land; Miss Alice Bishop, mistress

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

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