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Norfolk - Wreningham

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 565.

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WRENINGHAM is a village and parish; it adjoins the Ashwellthorpe station of the Wymondham and Forncett branch of the Great Eastern railway, and is betwen Wymondham and Flordon stations, 3 miles east from the former, and the same distance north-east from the latter, and 8 south-east from Norwich, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Humbleyard, union of Henstead, county court distrct of Wymondham, rural deanery of Humbleyard, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The is a small ancient stone building, in the Perpendicular style, having chancel, nave, transept, square tower cotaining 4 bells, and a porch on the south side. The register dates from the year 1687. The living is a rectory, consolidated with that of Ashwellthorpe, joint yearly value 700, with residence and 85 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Baroness Berners, and held since 1853 by the Rev. Arthur Wilson Upcher M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge. When the common land was enclosed, 20 acres were allotted for the poor of this parish who do not require parochial relief, the rent of which is distributed in coals between Michaelmas and Christmas. Baroness Berners is lady of the manor, The principal landowners are Messrs T. W. & R. Dring, Sir Henry Thomas Tyrwhitt bart. C. H. Hammond, and John William Bullimore esqs. The soil is loamy; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley, tunips and wurtzel. The area is 1,528 acres; rateable value, 3,063; the population in 1881 was 485.


POST & MONEY ORDER & Savings Bank.—.Alfred Quantrell, receiver. Letters through Wymondham, arrive at 9 a.m.; dispatched at 5.10 p.m. Telegraph office at Wymondham

Collector of Taxes, John William Bullimore

National School, Miss Lucy March, mistress

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

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