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South Acre

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"SOUTHACRE, a small village above the vale of the Nar, opposite Castleacre, 4 miles N. of Swaffham, has in its parish 100 inhabitants, and about 2,312 acres of land, belonging to Andrew Fountaine, Esq., the lord of the manor, and patron of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10.18s.1½d., and in 1831, at £572. It is now enjoyed by the Rev. Martin Hogge, with about 25A. of glebe. The CHURCH (St. George,) has a long nave, with aisles, chancel, and a low tower with three bells. In a chapel adjoining the north wall, is the tomb and effigy of a Knight Templar, supposed to represent Sir Eudo Harsicke, who died in 1292; and at the east end is another altar-tomb, with effigies of Sir Edward Barkham and his lady. On the pavement is a fine brass, with portraitures of a male and female of the Harsicke family." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]

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See also Castle Acre and West Acre.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Cranwich, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St George.
    There was also a chapel at the leper house, dedicated to St Bartholomew.
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Church History

Church of St George
Description and pictures.
Church of St George
Description, services, minister, address, picture, etc.
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Church Records

Marriages 1576-1812
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 1.
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
Archdeacon's Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), South Acre was in Swaffham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

South Acre is in South Greenhoe hundred.

You can see the administrative areas in which South Acre has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF810143 (Lat/Lon: 52.696049, 0.677204), South Acre which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law