WEMDLING is a village and parish and station on the Lynn branch of the Great Eastern Railway, 121¾ miles from London and 4 west from East Dereham, in the Western division of the county, Launditch hundred, Mitford & Launditch union, East Dereham county court district, rural deanery of Brisley and archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of SS. Peter and Paul is small building of flint with stone dressings, consisting of chancel, nave, vestry, a square tower containing 3 bells and porch. The register dates from the year 1558. The living is a rectory, annexed to that of Longham, joint yearly value £150, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor and held since 1869 by the Rev. William Ray Eaton B.A. of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Here is a Primitive Methodist chapel, built in 1877. The charities are £24 yearly for distribution, and the fuel allotment of 9 acres produces £11 for coals. Here was an abbey founded in the time of Henry III. for Præmonstratensian canons; there are no remains of the building left, the ruins and foundations having been used some years since for the repair of roads. John Margarson esq. who is lord of the manor, Colonel Fyson and Mr. William Hubbard are the principal landowners. The soil is mixed; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley and turnips. The area is 1,436 acres; rateable value £2,498; the population in 1881 was 361.
POST OFFICE.Wm. C. Lovett, receiver. Letters through East Dereham arive at 7.30 a.m.; disatched at 5.30 p.m. Little Fransham is the nearest money order office; the telegraph office is at East Dereham
INSURANCE AGENTBritish Empire Mutual Life, W. C. Lovett
A School Board of 5 members was formed in 1875; William Creed Lovett, clerk to the Board
Board School, built in 1875, at a cost of about £500, for 70 children, average attendance 60; Miss Anna Hill, mistress
Railway Station, Robert Huggins, collector
© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, June 2010. links updated January 2011.
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