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Norfolk - Stanford

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 501.

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

STANFORD is a parish and village 9 miles south from Swaffham, about 6 south-west from Watton station and 6 north-east from Brandon station, situate on the turnpike road leading from Brandon to Watton, on the south side of the river Wissey, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Grimshoe, union and county court district of Swaffham, rural deanery of Cranwich, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of All Saints stands in a field a short distance east of the village: it is a structure of flint, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles and tower: it has been repaired and enlarged by rebuilding the north aisle and chancel, which were in ruins: the lower part of the tower is circular and the upper part octagonal: it contains 1 bell. The register dates from the year 1854. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £160, in the gift of the Bishop of Norwich, and held since 1872 by the Rev. Harvey Muriel, of St. Bees. Lord Walsingham is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is light and sandy; subsoil, sand. The chief crops are barley, oats, rye and turnips, with a little wheat. The area is 2,665 acres, formerly a rabbit warren; rateable value, £1,151; the population in 1881 was 169.

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Letters through Brandon. Mundford is the nearest money order & telegraph office.

Infant School, Mrs. Spinks, mistress

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Notes [ECA]:

© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, January 1999; links updated November 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
Kelly's 1925
White's 1845; 1854; and 1883
Whites's 1864 [GENUKI-NFK]
Book review ("A Norfolk Woman")
and see The story of the evacuation
Stanford Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Stanford [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
Return to villages index
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