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Norfolk - Waxham

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 548.

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

WAXHAM is a parish and village on the sea-coast, 14 miles north-west from Yarmouth, and 5 east from Stalham 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 church of St. John is an ancient building; it has nave, with square tower, and south porch; the chancel is in ruins. The register dates from the year 1713. The living is a rectory, annexed to that of Palling, joint tithe-rent 345 with 20 acres of glebe, in the gift of H. J Conyers esq. and held since 1841 by the Rev. Henry Ready B.A. of St. John's College, Cambridge, who resides at Hickling. Mr. G. R. Johnson is lord of the manor, and John Christnas, Jremiah Seago and Thomas Bush esqrs, are the principal landowners. The soil is good mixed; subsoil, clay, The chief crops are wheat, oats and barley. This was originally a large parish, but has been reduced by encroachments of the ocean to 1,978 acres of land; rateable value, 1,920; the population in 1881 was 140.


      Little Waxham formerly extra-parochial, annexed to Waxham for purposes of rating, but geographically detached, being bordered on the east by the German Ocean, and on the other side by the parishes of Horsley [sic.Horsey] and Winterton, has an area of about 300 acres; B. J. Cuddon-Fletcher esq. J.P. of Somerton Hall is lord of the manor and sole landowner.—Letters through Norwich. Stalham is the nearest money order ffice

Children attend the Board school at Palling

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

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