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Norfolk - Rushall

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.480

[Complete entry. Transcription © Copyright R.C. Tuck, January 1999]

RUSHALL is a parish and small village 3 miles west from Harleston, about 2 south from Pulham St. Mary station and 6 north-east from Diss, in the Southern division of the county, Earsham hundred, Depwade union, Harleston county court district, rural deanery of Redenhall, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Mary the Virgin has chancel, nave, a round thirteenth century tower, with octagonal top, and large Gothic porch: the chancel, which is remarkable for its two lancet windows, has been thoroughly restored at the expense of the Master and fellows of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, who are the impropriators; the remainder of the church has been partly restored at a cost of £760. The register dates from the year 1560. The living is a discharged vicarage, yearly value £145, with residence, in the gift of the Rev. William Tattersal and held since 1866 by the Rev. Charles Gape M.A.. of Corpus Christi college, Cambridge. Hall farm of 200 acres, belongs to Bethel Hospital, Norwich: the remainder of the land belongs to small proprietors, who pay fee rents to the Duke of Norfolk, the lord of the manor. The soil is mixed: subsoil, clay and gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley, peas and beans. The area is 1,151 acres; rateable value, £1,480 15s.; and the population in 1881 was 209.

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National School, Mrs. Selina Gray, mistress

Letters through Scole. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Pulham St. Mary. WALL LETTER BOX cleared at 5.30 p.m. week days & 10 a.m. sundays

Transcription © Copyright R.C. Tuck, January 1999

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