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Norfolk - Sparham

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 282-283.

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

SPARHAM is a village and parish 2 miles from Lenwade station on the Easern and Midlands railway. 12 miles north-west from Norwich, and 8 north-east from East Dereham, situated on th eriver Wensum and on the road from Nowich to Fakenham, in the Northern division of the county, Eynsford hundred, Mitford union, East Dereham county court district, rural deanery of Sparham, archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Mary is in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, and has a chancel, nave, aisles and square tower containing 3 bells: here is avery interesting sscreen and some good sittings of ancient design, with traceried backs; aldo a pre-Reformation pulpit and traceried south door. The register dates from the year 1573. The living is a rectory, tithe rent-charge 481, with 91 acres of glebe. with residence, in the gift of the Rev. Henry Evans Lombe B.A. of Bylaugh Park, and held since 1840 by the Rev. Thomas Starling Norgate B.A. of Caius College, Cambridge, who is lord of the manor attached to the rectory. The Primitive Methodists have a place of worship here, There is a charity of 4 yearly and 21 acres is cut by the poor for fuel. The Earl of Leicester is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is mixed and heavy; subsoil, sand and gravel. The chief crops are barey, wheat, roots and hay. The area is 1,770 acres; rateable value, 2,218; the population in 1881 was 308.


POST OFFICE—Richard Parker Cooper, receiver. Letters through Norwich arrive at 8.15 & are dispatched at 3 p.m. on wek days only. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Reepham

Parish School, Miss Harriet Andrews, mistress

CARRIERS/—'Rix passes through from Foulsham to Norwich tuesday & friday, & others on friday & saturday

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

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1854
White's 1845; and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Sparham Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Sparham [GENUKI-NFK]
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