WOODRISING is a small village and parish, 2½ miles W. by N. of Hingham, and contains only 129 inhabitants, and 1363 acres of land. John Weyland, Esq., is lord of the manor and owner of the soil, and resides at Woodrising Hall, a neat modern mansion in a small park near Scoulton-mere. The manor was formerly held by the Southwells, of which family was Sir Richard Southwell, chancellor to Edward VI. The Church (St. Nicholas,) is a small fabric, with the ruins of an ivy-mantled tower. The living is a rectory, valued in K.B. at £4. 18s. 4d., in the gift of J. Weyland, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Arthur Roberts, M.A. The glebe is about 17A.., and the tithes were commuted in 1841, for £240 per annum. The poor have 5s. a year from Mowting's Charity.
© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, January 1999; links updated July 2011.
Brief history of Woodrising
History of the Southwells of Woodrising
Will of David HUGHES
Story of David HUGHES
List of Rectors
Photos of Woodrising Church
Woodrising Church (and audio tour) [Wayland and Watton info]
Kelly's Directory entries for 1883; 1892; 1896; 1904; 1933 and 1937
White's Directory entries for 1854 and 1883
Woodrising Census Transcripts for 1841; 1851; 1861; 1871; 1881, 1891 and 1901
Cranworth (& Woodrising) Archeology [Norfolk History Explorer]
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