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Norfolk - Shouldham Thorpe

Francis White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1854, p. 637

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, February, 2001]

SHOULDHAM THORPE is a straggling village and parish, 5 miles N.E. of Downham, comprising 293 souls, 60 houses, and 1,289a. 2r. of fertile land, mostly the property of Sir Thomas Hare, the lord of the manor ; and the rest belongs to William Bagge, Esq., Mrs. Allen, and a few smaller proprietors. About a mile N. of the village, is the small manor of Fodderston, now called Foston's Gap, formerly a separate parish, belonging to abbot Ely. The Church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, has a nave and a chancel, but the tower fell down in 1724. The living is a curacy, consolidated with that of Shouldham. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel here. The Fuel Allotment, 60a. awarded in 1794, is used by the poor for cutting fuel, and the herbage is let for £7.

Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, February 2001. Links last updated November, 2009

1891Census Name Index
Clackclose hundred
Downham Union
Kelly's 1883
White's 1845; and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Shouldham Thorpe Fodderston postmill and tower mill [Jonathan Neville]
Shouldham Thorpe Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Shouldham Thorpe [GENUKI-NFK]
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