TIVETSHALL ST. MARGARET is a village and parish and a junction station for the Waveney Valley line on the Great Eastern Railway, 100 miles from London and 5½ north-north-east from Diss, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Diss. union of Depwade, country court district of Harleston, rural deanery of Redenhall, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Margaret is a small edifice of flint with stone dressings, consisting of chancel and nave: the nave has a beatifully carved oak roof and is sesparated by a handsome Elizabethan screen. The register dates from the year 1673, The living is a rectory, annexed to Tivetshall St. Mary, joint yearly value £960, with 28 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of Lord Orford and held since 1874 by the Rev, Henry Symonds M.A. of Hertford College, Oxford, who resides at Tivetshall St. Mary. There is a small property bequeathed to trustees for the maintenance of the church and expenses attendant upon the public worship in lieu of church rates. The Society of Friends have a meeting place; here is a Wesleyan chapel. The fuel allotment of 6 acres produces about £12 yearly. Here are very extensive malting, the property of T. M. Read, esq. of Norwich, whose works are near the railway, with which they are connected by a siding. In this parish is a magnificent oak, measuring about seven yards in circumference. John hotson, esq. who is lord of the manor, the Rev. G. M. Norris and Mrs. Spelman, are the chief landowners. The soil is heavy; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley, peas and beans. The area is 1,634 acres; rateable value, £2,830; and the population in 1881 was 339.
Railway Station, John Bescoby Birkett, station master
This parish is included in Tivetshall United School Board district formed in 1875; the children attend the Board School at Tivetshall St. Mary
© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, July 2007; links updated November 2009.
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