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Norfolk - Sloley

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

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SLOLEY is a village nand parish not far from the Norwich and North Walsham high road, 1 mile from Worstead station and 5 south from North Walsham, in the Northern division of the county, Tunstead hundred, Smallburgh union, North Walsham county court district, rural deanery of Waxham, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Bartholomew is an old flint building in the Early English style, and has a chancel, nave, aisles, south porch, tower and bells, and contains a handsome stone font, on which the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church are illustrated; it contains also three monuments, two in memory of the Cubitt family and one of a former rector, the Rev. J. Gunn; the church was throughly repaired in 1841 by the late Rev. Benjamin Cubitt, at a cost of about £800. The register dates from the year 1681 and is in excellent preservation. The living is a discharged rectory, yearly tithe rent charge £250, with 25 acres of glebe, in the gift of and held since 1852 by the Rev. James White M.A. of Pembroke College, Cambridge. The poor have £39 rent of 21 acres. The chief part of the land beongs to the Rev. James White M.A. who is also lord of the manor. The soil is mixed; subsoil, sand and gravel. The chief crops are wheat, turnips. hay and barley. The area is 719 acres; rateable vaue, £1,428; and the population in 1881 was 264.


Letters through Norwich, viā Coltishall. Worstead is the nearest money order & telegraph office

A school house has been erected & is supported by he Rev. James White M.A. the vicar; Miss Selina Osborne, mistress
 

Transcription Copyright © E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, February 2011.

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