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Norfolk - Woodbastwick

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, pp. 561-562.

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WOODBASTWICK is a village pleasantly situated near the river Bure, 2 miles east from Salhouse station and 8 north-east from Norwich, in the Southern division of the county, Walsham hundred, Blofield union, Norwich county court district, rural deanery of Blofield, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of SS. Fabian and Sebastian, in the centre of the village, is in the Decorated style, and consists of chancel, nave, and handsome square tower of flint with 2 bells: it was reopened in July 1880, after having been closed nearly 2 years for repairs, from the plans of the late Sir G. Gilbert Scott R.A. at a cost of 5,000 to the patron: the windows in the nave are stained; those in the chancel are memorial windows to the patron's family. The register dates from the year 1558. The living is a vicarage, with the rectory of Panxworth annexed, joint yearly value 350, with 31 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of Albermarle Cator esq. of Woodbastwick Hall and held since 1848 by the Rev. henry Peter Dunster M.A. of Hertford College, Oxford. There is an ancient endowment of about 7 acres of land for the poor of the parish. Woodbastwick Hall, the seat of Albermarle Cator esq. was burnt down December, 1882: a new Hall is to be built, but not upon the same site. Albermarle Cator is lord of the manor and sole landowner. The soil is mixed; subsoil, brick earth. The chief crops are wheat, barley and oats. The area is 2,163 acres; rateable value, 2,345; the population in 1881 was 210.


POST OFFICE.—William Fryer, sub-postmaster. Letters through Norwich arrive at 8.20 a.m.; dispatched at 3.45 p.m. Blofield is the nearest money order & telegraph office

National School, built in 1881, at the expense of A. Cator esq; Miss Calver, mistress
 

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

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1845 [GENUKI-NFK]
White's 1854
Inns (and Brewery) in Woodbastwick [Norfolk Pubs Index]
Woodbastwick archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Woodbastwick [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
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