SAXLINGHAM-NETHERGATE is a pleasant village and parish, 2 1/2 miles east from Flordon station and 7 south from Norwich, in the Southern division of the county, Henstead hundred and union, Norwich county court district, rural deanery of Brooke, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Mary is a fine structure in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave and a square tower containing 6 bells: in 1867 it was thoroughly restored, the nave considerably enlarged, a vestry added and a handsome stained window placed in the tower: several of the other windows are stained. The register dates from the year 1556. The living is a rectory, consolidated with that of Saxlingham-Thorpe, joint yearly value about £700, with good residence, in the gift of John Steward esq. and held since 1868 by the Rev. George King M.A. formerly fellow of Corpus Christi college, Cambridge, and hon. canon of Norwich Cathedral. The tithes of both parishes have been commuted for £792 7s. 6d. yearly. John Steward esq. is lord of the manor. The Rev. E. Steward, Robert Fellowes esq. G.B. Mann esq. the Rev. J.L. Johnson M.A. and J.W. Miles are the chief landowners. The soil is various; sub-soil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley, beans and turnips. The area is 1,618 acres; rateable value, £2,496; the population in 1881 was 529.
POST OFFICE.- Thomas Simmons, sub-postmaster. Letters are received from Norwich at 6.30 a.m.; dispatched at 5.35 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Hempnall; but marked thus * receive letters through Long Stratton, the nearest telegraph office
School, Miss Kate Hall, mistress
CARRIERS TO NORWICH.- Robert Dade, wednesday & saturday & Leggatt passes through from Hempnall, wednesday & saturday
© Transcribed by Paul Madgett for E.C.Apling, January 1999; links updated December 2010.
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