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Norfolk - Tasburgh

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

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TASBURGH is a village and parish 1 miles south-east from Flordon station, and 8 south from Norwich, siuated on the river Tas, in the Southern division of the county, Depwade hundred, and union, Harleston [sic. Norwich] county court district, rural deanery of Depwade, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Mary the Virgin is a structure of flint with stone dressings in the Decorated style and consists of chancel, nave and north porch, and a very ancient towe. The register dates from the year 1558. The living is a rectory, yearly value 287, with residence, in the gift of J. Jerm esq. and held sice 1837 by the Rev. Henry Edmund Preston M.A. of Queen's College, Cambridge. Here is a Friends' meeting house. The charities amount to 30 yearly, besides 14 rent of fuel allotment. The vilage derives its name fom the river Tas, anciently the Taus, on which the Romans had a station, called Ad Taum, which is an entrenchment of 24 acres on a high hill. The trustees of the late Capt. Gwyn and the trustees of the late Lieut.-Col. the Hon. F. Walpole M.P. are the principal landowners, The soil is various; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley and beans. The ara is 916 acres; rateable value, 1,408; in 1881 the parish contained 446 inhabitants.



POST OFFICE.--William Cann, receiver. Letters by foot post from Long Stratton, arrive about 7.30 a.m.; dispatched at 6 p.m. Long Stratton is the nearest money order & telegraph office

National School, Miss Mary Ormsby, mistress

© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, July 2007; links updated May 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1845 [GENUKI-NFK]
Hunt's 1850 [GENUKI-NFK]
Tasburgh watermill [Jonathan Neville]
Tasburgh Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Tasburgh [GENUKI-BFK]
Return to villages index
Paddy's home page