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Norfolk - Upton

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 534.

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

UPTON is a parish, 2 miles north from Acle station, 12 north-west from , 11 west from Yarmouth, and 2 north from Acle, united with a href-"Fishley.htm">Fishley for civil purposes, in the Southern division of the county, Walsham hundred, Blofield union, Norwich county court district, rural deanery of Blofield, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Margaret is a stone building of the fourteenth century, in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave and aisles: the tower is in ruins: a small building has been erected in the base of the tower in which is 1 bell that hung in a shed at the east end of the church for two centuries: the east window, a very large one, has been closed for many years: there are six beautiful paintings on the panels of two pews, remains of an old rood screen, representing a cardinal, two bishops, St. Margaret (the patron saint) and two others: the beautiful chancel was thoroughly restored in 1879, by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, and service is held in that part alone, which is capable of seating 100 persons: there is a very fine font: the whole of the church is about to be restored at a great expense. The living is a vicarage, united with that of Ranworth, joint yearly value, 380, in the gift of the Bishop of Norwich and held since 1843 by the Rev. John William Greaves, who resides at Ranworth; the Rev. Percival Oakley Hill is curate in charge. Here is a chapel for Primitive Methodists. The chief landowners are the trustees of the late John Waters, who are lords of the manor, George Stanshaw and A. A.Vansittart esqrs. The soil is mixed; subsoil, sand and clay. The chief crops are wheat, oats and barley. The area is 1,693 acres; rateable value, 3,878; and the population in 1881 was 531.


Letters through Norwich. Acle is the nearest money order & telegraph office

National School, Miss Eliza Harwood, mistress
 

Transcription Copyright © E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, March 2011.

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