GREAT and LITTLE SNAREHILL (formerly extra-parochial) form a parish 1¾ miles south from Thetford railway station, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Guiltcross, and Thetford union and county court district, on the borders of Suffolk. There are many large tumuli in the neighbourhood, supposed to indicate the site of a battlefield, where St. Edmund the King lost his life in a contest with the Danes. Snarehill House. a modern brick-built mansion, stands in a fine park, and is the residence of Capt. B. Tomlin. Sir Robert Jacob Buxton bart. M.P., D.L. is lord of the manor and sole landowner. The soil is sandy; subsoil, chalky. The acreage is included in Rushford parish; rateable value, £837; the population in 1881 was 49.
Letters through Thetford, the nearest money order & telegraph office
This parish is included in Thetford United School Board district
Watson Thomas, farm bailiff to Messrs. James Cronshey & Sons
© Transcribed by E.C.Apling, February 1999; links updated January 2011.
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