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Norfolk - Syderstone

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 514.

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SYDERSTONE is a parish and small compact village situated on the high road from Docking to Fakenham, 6 miles south-east from Docking. 4 south-east from Stanhoe railway station and 6 north-west from Fakenham, in the Western division of the county, Gallow hundred. Docking union, Walsingham county court district, rural deanery of Burnham, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Mary is a small structure of flint, in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave and round Western tower containing 1 bell, and formerly had aisles, which were taken down in about 1784; the south side is partly covered with ivy. The register dates from the year 1584. The living is a rectory, yearly value 502, with good residence and 50 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Marquis of Chalmondeley, and held since 1879 by the Rev. William Whitelegge, of Trinity College, Dublin. Here are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. The Marquis of Chalmondeley is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The soil is loam and sand; subsoil, chalk. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats, turnips and mangold-wurtzel. The area is 2,520 acres; rateable value, 2,412 9s. 9d.; and the population in 1881 was 517.


POST OFFICE.—Walter Henry Willimont, sub-postmaster. London & other letter are received through Fakenham at 8.20 a.m. & are dispatched at 5.40 p.m. East Rudham is the nearest money order office & telegraph office at Docking

National School for 160 children, average attendance 130; George Harrison, master

Transcription © Copyright E C ("Paddy") Apling, November 2010.

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