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Norfolk - Stiffkey

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.502.

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STIFFKEY is a parish and village near the North Sea 3 miles south-east from Wells, in the Northern division of the county, North Greenhoe hundred, Walsingham union, and county court district, rural deanery of Walsingham and archeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The Church of St. John the Baptist is a very ancient edifice in the Decorated and Perpendicuar styles, compising chancel, nave, north porch and square tower with 1 bell; the chancel, which was restored in 1848 contains a piscina: the church was thoroughly restored in 1879. The church of St. Mary, which formerly stood in the same churchyard, is now in ruins. The register dates from the year 1548. The living of St. John and St. Mary is a rectory, consolidated with that of Merton, joint yearly value 687 with 56 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the Marquis Townshend, and held since 1845 by the Rev. Randle Barwick Brereton M.A. of St. John's College, Camridge. On Warborough Hill are remains of entenchments, and at Camping Hil, a mile to the east, is a green knoll, supposed to have been also entrenched. Stiffkey Hall was formerly a large castellated mansion, with massive circular towers at the angles; considerable remains still exist: it was erected by Sir Nicholas Bacon, keeoer of the Privy Seal to Queen Elizabeth. The Marquis of Townshend is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The soil is light; subsoil, chalky. The chief crops are turnips, wheat and barley. The area is 2,227 acres; rateable value, 2,484 the population in 1881 was 457.

POST OFFICE.—Miss Matilda Mann, receiver. Letters received from Wells at 8.25 a.m.; dispatched at 3.40 p.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Wells

School. Moss Charlotte Chaston, mistress

CARRIER TO NORWICH,—William Hall, from his residence every thursday, returning friday

Transcription Copyright © E.C."Paddy" Apling, October 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
Thomas DAWSON Will, 1590
White's 1854
White's 1845, 1864 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Stiffkey Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Stiffkey towermill [Jonathan Neville]
Bingham and beyond (Introduction to the churches of Binham, Cockthorpe, Langham, Morston, and Stiffkey) [Simon Knott]
Book reference
More on Stiffkey [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
Paddy's Home Page
Village Index