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Norfolk - Southery

Francis White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1854, pp. 637-8

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

SOUTHERY is a parish and large village, on the London road, surrounded by fens and marshes, 7 miles south of Downham, and has 350 houses, 1,155 souls, and 3,695a. 1r. 14p. of land, belonging to several proprietors, but Robt. Cunningham, Esq. is lord of the manor. In consequence of a breach in the embankment in Nov. 1852, upwards of 8,000 acres of land in this district were inundated to the depth of 6 or 7 feet. About 250 sheep were drowned, and the claims for losses amounted to £21,000. There is a ferry over the Great Ouse river about a mile from the Church, near to which a steam engine was erected in 1842, for improving the drainage of the fens. The CHURCH, dedicated to St. Mary, is a rectory, valued in the King's book at £7 10s., in the gift of Edm. Hall, Esq., and enjoyed by the Rev. Tansley Hall, M.A. There are about 100a. of glebe, and the tithes are commuted for £650. Here is a Baptist and Wesleyan chapel. The National School was built in 1844.

Post Office at Edwd. G. Porter's. Letters arrive at 9.30 a.m. and are despatched at 4.30 p.m.

Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, February 2001; links updated May 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
Index of Marriages (1725-1812) [Alan Gresley]
Clackclose hundred
Downham Union
Kelly's 1883
Ruined church of St. Mary's [Simon Knott]
Southery Village Pages Local web-site
Southery Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Southery [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
Return to villages index
Paddy's home page