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Norfolk - Skeyton

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 494.

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © E.C."Paddy" Apling]

SKEYTON is a parish and village, with its houses very scattered, 11 miles north from Norwich, 4 south-west from North Walsham, and 3 from Buxton-Lammas station on the East Norfolk line, in the Northern division of the county, South Erpingham hundred, Aylsham union and county court district, rural deanery of Ingworth and archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The church of All Saints is a Gothic building of flin with stone dressigs; it consists of chancel, nave, low square tower with 1 bell, and south porch; it is supported by strong buttresses, and stands on an eminence. The register dates from the year 1796. The living is a rectory, tithes commuted at 343, with 9 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of Henry J. Stracey bart. and held since 1882 by the Rev. Robert Edward Gaye M.A. of Downing College, Cambridge. The Wesleyans have a chapel here. Sir Henry J Stracey bart. is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are W. L. Jex-Blake esq. the trustees of the late Edmund Burr, the trustees of the late John Moore, F. Hylton, and George Leggett esqrs. and other memebers of that family. The soil is mxed; subsoil, sand and gravel. The chief crops are wheat, oats and barley. The area is 1,264 acres; rateable value, 2,029. the population in 1881 was 313.

Letters received from Norwich, vi Swanton Abbott The nearest money order & telegraph offcie is at Buxton-Lammas.

A school is supported by subscription; John Harmer, master

Transcription © Copyright E C ("Paddy") Apling, August 2008; links updated January 2011.

1891 Census Names Index
Will of Samuel Barber 1746 [Linda Steward]
White's 1845 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Skeyton Archeology [Norfolk Hritage Explorer]
More on Skeyton [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
Return to villages index
Paddy's home page