White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845
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HARDLEY, in the vale of the Yare, 2½ miles E.N.E. of Loddon, and 12 miles E.S.E. of Norwich, has in its parish 214 souls, and 1,428A. of land, belonging to several owners, the largest of whom is Sir W. B. Procter, lord of the manor.
Hardley Cross, near a staith, is the boundary of the jurisdictions of Norwich and Yarmouth on the river.
The CHURCH (St. Margaret,) has a round tower and three bells. The Trustees of the Great Hospital, Norwich, are impropriators of the tithes, (commuted in 1842 for £312 per annum,) and patrons of the curacy certified at £40, and held by the Rev. Thomas Watson, of Costessey. The Church Land, 6A. 2R. 25P., is let for £11.
Armsby Robt. joiner
Belward Wm. vict., Staith House
Brundell Jas. blacksmith
Dowson Benj. Utting merchants
Fish William shoemakers
Plow Robert shoemakers
Cross William Edw.
See also the Hardley parish page.
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