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 & Sons Fish William shoemakers Plow Robert shoemakers
Carver William Cross William Edw. Goddard Edward Goddard Mary Manthorpe William
See also the Hardley parish page.
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