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Norfolk - Wood Rising

Kelly's Directory of Norfolk 1933.

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © Morris Hedge, March, 2001]

WOOD RISING is a parish and village on the river Blackwater, 5 miles west from Hardingham Station on the Wymondham and Wells section and 6 north-east from Watton station on the Bury, Thetford and Swaffham section of the London and North Eastern railway and 8 south from East Dereham, in the South Western division of the county, Mitford and Launditch petty division and rural district, Mitford hundred, East Wymondham [sic] county court district, rural deanery of Breccles, archdeanery of Lynn and diocese of Norwich. The church of St.Nicholas is a small building in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave and south porch: the tower has for a long period been in ruins: in the chancel is an ancient monument, with a recumbent figure in armour, supposed to represent Sir Robert Southwell, a former lord of this manor; and a flat monument to Sir Francis Crane, knighted at Coventry 4th Sept. 1617; he was chancellor of the Order of the Garter, and died at Paris, 26th June 1636: Christopher Sutton D.D. who flourished as an author about 1600, was incumbent here in the reign of James 1: the church was thoroughly restored in 1888, and affords 80 sittings. The register dates from 1562. The living is a rectory with that of Scoulton annexed), joint net yearly value £650, with 16 acres of glebe and residence in the gift of Major M.U.Weyland D.L.,J.P. and held since 1925 by the Rev. Kenneth Meeres Grant of Lichfield Theological College, hon. C.F. Mowting's dole of 5s. is a small annual payment to the poor. Wood Rising Hall, the property of Major M.U.Weyland D.L.,J.P. is occupied by Charles Wilmot Bedwell esq. Sir Francis Crane kt. mentioned above, who purchased this lordship from Sir Thomas Southwell kt. In the early part of the 17th century, introduced into England the manufacture of tapestry, and with the help of £2000, granted by James 1. towards the end of his Reign, established a factory at Mortlake in Surry, where much of the finest tapestry, which still survives in our principal country mansions was made, but the work came to an end with the Civil War; Sir Francis also gave £500 towards the rebuilding of St. Paul's Cathedral, and added four knights to the order of military knights of Windsor, instituted by Edward 111. Major Mark Ulick Weyland D.L.,J.P. is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is mixed; subsoil, clay and gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley and turnips. The parish consists of 1,421 acres; The population in 1921 was 83.

Post Office. Letters through Norwich. Hingham is the nearest M.O. & T. office

Directory:
PRIVATE RESIDENTS.
Bedwell Charles Wilmot, Wood Rising hall
Grant Rev. Kenneth Meeres, hon. C.F. (rector), Rectory
COMMERCIAL.
Marked thus * farm 150 acres or over.
Cox Wltr.Jn. gardener to C.W.Bedwell esq
Freebury Mrs. Agnes, shopkpr.& post office
* Newson Ernest Wm. Farmer , Wood farm
Ramsay William, farmer & sugar beet grower, Church farm
Smith Arth. Farm bailiff to C.W. Bedwell esq

© Transcribed by M.G.Hedge, March, 2001; links updated July 2011.

Brief history of Woodrising
Blomfield's History
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; and 1937
White's Directory entries for 1845; 1854 and 1883
Woodrising Census Transcripts for 1841; 1851; 1861; 1871; 1881, 1891 and 1901
Local web-site
Cranworth (& Woodrising) Archeology [Norfolk History Explorer]
More on Woodrising [GENUKI-NFK]
Return to villages index
Paddy's home page