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Norfolk - Thurgarton

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 525.

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

THURGARTON is a parish about 6 miles north from Aylsham, 5½ south-by-west from Cromer, 8 from North Walsham and 5 west-by-north from Gunton station, in the Northern division of the county, North Erpingham hundred, Erpingham union, Holt county court district, rural deanery of Repps, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The Church of All Saints is in the Decorated style, and consists of chancel and nave. The living is a rectory, yearly value £236, with 10 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Bishop of Norwich and held since 1876 by the Rev. William Francis Jex-Blake B.A. of Caius College, Cambridge. The poor have £1 6s. per year, left by John Bacon in 1732. The Bishop of Norwich is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are the Windham trustees, R. J. Spurrell esq. and Herbert Cooke esq. Thurgarton Hall has been in the possession of the Spurrell family for nearly 350 years: it was rebuilt in thje Tudor style in 1733; Richard James Spurrell esq. is the present owner. The surface is flat, and the soil a good loamy earth. The chief crops are wheat, turnips, barley and grass. The area is 961 acres; rateable value, £1,678 17s. 6d.; and the population in 1881 was 231.


Letters through Norwich.viā Hanworth. The nearest money order office is at Aldborough & telegraph office at Hanworth

Children attend school at Aldborough

CARRIER TO NORWICH.—George Horner, wed. & sat

Transcription © Copyright E C ("Paddy") Apling, December 2007; links updated January 2011.

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Thurgarton postmill [Jonathan Neville]
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