WEASENHAM ALL SAINTS (or UPPER WEASENHAM) is a village and parish 8 miles north from Swaffham, 8 south-west-by-south from Fakenham and 12 south-west [sic north-west] from East Dereham, in the Western division of the county, Launditch hundred, Mitford union, East Dereham county court district, rural deanery of Brisley, and archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of All Saints is a small edifice of stone in the Early English style, consisting of nave and north aisle, without a tower or steeple. The register dates from the year 1568. The living is a vicarage, with Weasenham St. Peter annexed, joint yearly value £378, with 35 acres of glebe here, in the gift of held by since 1878 by the Rev. Straton Charles Campbell M.A. of Corpus Christ college, Cambridge, who resides at Weasenham St. Peter's. Here is a place of worship for Primitive Methodists. There is a fuel allotment of about 20 acres. Weasenham Hall the residence of Horace Alfred Groom esq. is a substantial building situated in a small well-wooded park. The Earl of Leicester is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is brick earth and clay; subsoil, nrick earth. The chief crops are wheat, barley, hay and turnips. The area is 1,957 acres; rateable value, £2,669; the population in 1881 was 364.
Swaffham. Rougham is the nearest money order & telegraph office
National School, Miss Helen Griffiths, mistress
CARRIER.Chapman, to Lynn, on tuesday, and Fakenham on thursday
© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, June 2010; links updated December 2013.
1891 Census Names Index
Will of Thomas Carr 1788 [Linda Steward]
White's 1845; and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
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