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Norfolk - Roxham

Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, 1883, p. 477.

[Complete entry. Transcribed by © E.C.("Paddy)Apling December, 2000.

ROXHAM is a parish, 2½ miles south-east from Downham Market, in the Western division of the county, Clackclose hundred, Downham union and county court district, rural dioocese of Fincham, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich, situated on the river Wissey. Here was formerly a church, Ryston-cum-Roxham being mentioned as a part of the revenue of the see of Norwich. The living has been conslidated with the vicarage of Ryston and Fordham, by the ecclesiastical commision of Norwich and held by the Rev. Robert Rogers M.A. of Trinity College, Dublin, who resides at Fordham. There are traces of a moat, which anciently encompassed a house, called Walpole House, in this parish. Edward Roger Murray Pratt esq. is lord of the manor and owns the whole of the parish. The sopil is clay; subsoil, sand and ragstone. The chief crops are wheat, barley and beans. The area is about 566 acres, divided between two farms; rateable value, £752; the population in 1881 was 23.—Letters received through Downham, which is the nearest money order & telegraph office


Transcribed by © E C Apling, December, 2000, links updated May 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1845; and 1854
White's 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Marriages (1725-1812) [Alan Gresley]
Ryston Archeology(including Roxham) [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Roxham [GENUKI-NFK]
Village index
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