SEETHING is a pleasant village and parish 9 miles south from Norwich and 5 north from Bungay station, in the Southern division of the county, Loddon hundred, Loddon and Clavering union, county court district of Bungay and Beccles, rural deanery of East Brooke, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Margaret is a small ancient building of flint and stone, in the Norman style, having chancel, nave, a round tower with 3 bells and south porch: the nave is thatched and the chancel slated. The register dates from the year 1556. The living is a vicarage, with that of Mundham annexed, joint yearly value £250 with house, in the gift of the trustees of the Great Hospital, Norwich, who are impropriators of the great tithes, commuted at £458 yearly, and held since 1881 by the Rev. Charles Hocking Hicks. The charities are £16 yearly. Viscount Canterbury, who is lord of the manor, William Crickmore esq. and Captain Robert B. Clarke of Stuston, Suffolk, are the chief landowners. The soil is mixed: subsoil, sand and clay. The chief crops are wheat, roots and barley. The area is 1,610 acres; reateable value, £2,516; the population in 1881 was 392.
POST OFFICE.Last Loynes, receiver. Letters through Norwich, viâ Brooke, arrive at 7.45 a.m.; dispatched at 4 p.m. weekdays only. Brooke is the nearest money order office & telegraph office at Loddon.
INSURANCE AGENT.Norwich Union Fire, U. Tibbenham, Brooke
Here is a commodious National school, the average attend,ance [sic] of children being 70; Miss Jessie Sabberton, mistress.
A Sunday school is also held here.
CARRIER TO NORWICH.John Drake, jun. wed. & sat
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