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Norfolk - Walcott

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 536.

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WALCOTT is a parish and vllage on the coast, 5 miles east from North Walsham station and 3 miles from Honing station on the Eastern and Midlands railway, in the Northern division of the county, Happing hundred, Smallburgh union, North Walsham county court district , rural deanery of Waxham, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The churh of All Saints is an old plain building of flint, and consists of chancel, nave, and handsome square embattled tower with 3 bells; a carved oak screen separates the nave from the chancel: three windoiws on the north side were inserted by the present rector in 1857. The register dates from the year 1558. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £80, including 3 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Bishop of Norwich and held since 1850 by the Rev. Horatio Nelson William Comyn B.A. of Caius College, Cambridge who is also rector of and resides at Brumstead. James Palmer jun. esq. is lord of the manor, William Wenn, John Bush and Thomas Bush esqrs. are chief landowners. The soil is strong and rich; subsoil, clay and gravel. The chief crops are wheat, oats and barley. The area is 685 acres of land and 50 of water; rateable value, £1,397; the population in 1881 was 121.


Letters through Norwich, viā Stalham. The nearest money order office is at Happisburgh & Stalham is the nearest telegraph office

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