Text for Post Office Directory of Cambs, Norfolk & Suffolk,1869. [Part 2: Norfolk] - Page 229

              [NORFOLK.] RACKHEATH. 414 (POST OFFICE
Snetterton annexed, joint yearly value £636, in the gift of
the Earl of Albcmarle, and held by the Hon. and Rev.
Edward Sou thwell Keppel, M .A., of Caius College, Cam­bridge,
rural dean, who resides at the Rectory, a handsome
l10nse of white brick. A J<ree school is supported by the
Redor. The hig·h road from t~e church tu Kenninghall,
a mile in length, forms one entire avenue of thorn and other
trees, which are trained in an unbroken canopy. The Hall,
the seat of the Earl of Albemarle, is a large mansion of red
brick, in a park abounding- with large trees, nnd in the midst
of which is a barrow, surrounded by lofty Scotch firs: the
Albemarle 'I' he Earl of, The Hall; & Brooks's club, St.
James's street, London s.w
Bury Rt. Hon. Viscount, M.P., .J.P. The Hall; & 65 Prince's
gate, London w
eastern front has a portico, supported by four exceeding·ly
high circular columns of brick, 'I' he Right Hon. the Earl
of Albemarle is lord of the manor and owner of the whole
of the parish. The soil is light; subsoil, marl and clay. 'l'he
chief crops are wheat, hurley and oats. The area is 1,100
acres, and the population in 1861 was Ill.
Parish Clerk, J olm Collins,
Letters throug·h Attleborough, which is the nearest money
order ofnce
Free School, Miss Isabella Pllillipps, mistress
Keppel Hon. & Rev. Edward Southwell, M.A., :r.P•
Collins John, blacksmith
W ellingham John, farmer
RACKHEATH, originally divided into two parishes, Henry J. Stracey, Bart. Here was formerly adriory. Tl1e
called GREAT and LITTLE gACKHEATH, but now uuited Hall, a splendid mansion, has been much adde to and em­in
one, is 4~ miles north-east from Norwich, in the South- bellished by the present owner, Sir Henry J. Stracey, Bart.,
Eastern division of the county, Taverham hundred, St. :r.P.: it is in the centre of a larg-e and well wooded park.
I~aith's union, Norwich county eourt <listrict, rural deanery The Grange is an adjoining estate, belonging to the same
of Taverham, archdeaconry of Norfolk, and diocese of Nor- owner. Sir H. J. Stracey, Bart., is lord of the manor and
wich. The church of All Saints, which stands half a mile principal landowner. The soil is sand and gravel; subsoil,
from tlJe village in a meadow, consists of nave, south aisle, sand. '!'he cllief crops are wheat, barley and tumips. '!'he
chancel, and square tower containing· 3 bells. The regit;ter ar€a is 1,080 acres, and the population inl861 was 1,980.
uates from the year 1695. The living is a rectory, yearly Pari8h Clerk, Anthony Brown.
value £400, in the gift of Sir Henry J. Stracey, Bart., and Letters received tllrough Norwich, which is the nearest
l1eld by the Hev. 'l'homas Harrison, M.A., of Emmanuel money order office
College, Cambridge. A Free school is supported by Sir Free School, Miss Elizabeth Alderson
Harrison Rev. Thomas, M.A. Rectory
Stracey Sir Henry J. bart. :r .P. The
Hall; & 14 Portland place, London w
Brown Anthony, blacksmith Kemp William, farmer
ColdhamChas.GreenMan inn,& farmer King Frederick John, farmer
Daniels Edward, farmer Newstead James, shoe maker
Gillingwater Edward, farmer Sutton Henry, farmer
RAN"WORTH is in the South-Eastern division of the large malting establishment bdonging to Messrs. l\Icaling
counry, vValsham hundred, Blofleld union and county court and Mills, of Norwich. Hanworth Hall is situated on an
district, rural deanery of lllofield and archdeaconry and dio- elevation, with extensive plantations and shrubberies, and a
cese of Norwich; it is united with Panxworth, and together fine sheet of water; it is uow occupied by Miss Kerrison.
these form one parish for civil purposes, although ec:clesiasti- The principal landowners are Miss Kerrison and Roger
cally divided: it is 10 miles north-east from Norwich, near a Allday Kerrison, Esg. The soil is light mixed; subsoil,
large broad, which communicates with tile navigable Bure. gravel and sand. The chief crops are wheat, barley and
'l'he eh urch of St. Helen is a fine building, often visited by oats. The population in 1861 was 282, and the area is I ,902
archmologists, and contains a most beautiful rood screen. acres.
The register uates from the year 1550. The living is a ParU!h Clerk, Benjamin Jermy.
vicarage, annexed to that of Upton, in the gift of the Bishop
of Norwich, joint yearly value £808, with residence, and
held by the Rev. John William Greaves, M.A., of Emmanuel
College, Cambridge. A charity school is supported by sub­scription.
The Baptists have a small chapel. Here is a
Elliott Mr. Edward Barnard Edward,
Letters through Norwich. Acle is the nearest money order
CARRIER TO XoRWICH.-Robert Thurtle, wetlnesday &
steward to Mr. Mealing & ·Mills, maltsters
Greaves Rev. John William, M.A. David Walker
[vicar] Elliott Edward, farmer
Lemon Robert, Jolly .11Ialtsters, &
reed merchant
Kerrison Miss, The Hall Ives Charles, farmer Thurtle Robert, shopkeepel'
RAVENING HAM is a parish and scattered village, Here is a Parochial school. A college was founded here in
a~ miles south-east from Loddon, in the South-Eastern 1350 by Sir John deN orwich, for a master and eight secular
division of the county, Clavering hundred, Loddon and priests: at its dissolution the tithes were granted to Sir A.
Clavering union, couuty court district of Bungay and Denny, from whose family it descended to the Bacons, to
Beccles, rural deanery of Brooke, arch deaconry of Nor folk, which Friar Roger Bacon, and Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord
aml diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Andrew is a Keeper of the Great Seal to Queen .Elizabeth, belonged.
handsome structure: it consists of chancel, nave, with The Hall, a handsome brick mansion, standing in a park,
square tower and 3 bells, and south porch. The register is occupied by Charles Peirson, Esq. Sir Henry Hickruan
dates from the yt:'ar 1558. The living is a vicarage, annexed Bacon, Bart., i~ lord of the manor and chief landowner. ·
to the rectory of 'l'hurlton, yearly value £205, having been The soil is mixed; subsoil, brick earth and sand. The
augmented in 1817 and 1819 with £400 Royal Bounty; it is chief crops are wheat, oats and barley. The area is 2,415
in tl1e gift of Sir Henry Hickman Bacon, Bart., and held acres; the population in 1861 was 264.
by the Rev. FrederiC'k George Goodwin, llf.A., of Corpus Parish Clerk, Samuel White.
Cbristi College, Cambri<lge, who resides at Thurlton. The Letters through Norwich. Loddon is the nearest monPy
impropriatc tithes have been commuted for £518 10s. 7d. per order office ·
annum, and belong to Sir Henry Hickman Bacon, Bart. Pamchial Selwof, Mrs. Cuthbert, mistress
Peirson Charles, esq. Ravening·ham hall Chaplin Samuel, carpenter Leech Francis1 farm bailiff to T, R.
West Thomas Robert, esq Farrow Benjamin, farmer 'Vest, esq
Beane Francis, farmer, The Cottage Farrow Edmund, j un. farmer Pollanl William, farmer
Benns George, marshman 1 Fuller William, farmer West Thomas Robt. farmer, Sycamore
Blunderfield Francis, farmer I Grice William, blacksmith White William, boot maker
EAST RAYNHAM (or U.>\YNIIA:\I ST. ::\IARY) is a I and consists of nave, north and south aisles, with porches,
parish and pleasant village, about 4 miles south-west-by- chancel, and a square tower at the west end containing 3
south from l"akenham station, in the Western division of bells: the nave and aisles, as well as the tower, are cm­the
county, Gallow hundred, 'Valsingham uuion and county battled, the latter surmounted by pinnacles: it is seated
court di;;trict, rural deanery of Toftrees, archdeaconry an!l throughout with open benches of carved oak; the expense
diocese of Norwid1. 'l'he church of St. Mary has been has been defrayed hy the l\Iarquis Townshend, with the
tntirely rebuilt, at an outlay of £5,000, and was opened for exception that the chancel was relmilt at the cost of the
service in .May, 1868: it is a handsome structure, built Rector: the building is surrounded by iron fencing, the
partly in the Early English and partly in the Decorated gift of the parishioners: in the tower is a stained window,
styles, with a facing of cut flint and dressings of ti·eestone, presented by Sir Arthur Phayl'e1 c.:B., K.c.s.I.: there is a

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