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Norfolk - Wickmere

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.555.

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WICKMERE is a village and parish 5 miles north from Aylsham station, 7 north-east from Holt station, and 9 west from North Walsham in the Northern division of the county, South Erpingham hundred, Aylsham union and county court district, rural deanery of Ingworth and archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Andrew is a large ancient building, chiefly in the Early English style: it consists of chancel, nave, with clerestory, aisles, round tower containing 1 bell, and south porch. The register dates from the year 1559. The living is a rectory, consolidated with that of Wolterton, joint yearky value £564, with residence, in the gift of the Earl of Orford, and held since 1855 by the Rev. Robert William Beauchamp M.A. of Christ's College, Cambridge, J.P. Norfolk. The Primitive Methodists have a place of worship here. The Earl of Orford is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The soil is a good loam; subsoil, brick earth. The chief crops are wheat, turnips, barley and grass. The area is 975 acres; rateable value, £1,937; and the population in 1881 was 243.



Letters through Norwich. by messenger from Hanworth. arrive about 9 a.m.; return at 3.30 p.m.; week days only. Hanworth is the nearest ,oney order & telegraph office

A School Board of 5 members was formed in 1880 for the united district of Crickmere [sic.Wickmere], Calthorpe & Wolterton; R. Hewlett, Aylsham, clerk to the Board. The children attend the Board school at Matlaske

Transcription © Copyright E C ("Paddy") Apling, July 2007; links updated January 2012.

1891 Census Names Index
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