Norfolk: Roxham


Kelly's Directory of Norfolk 1933

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ROXHAM is a parish on the river Wissey, 2½ miles south-east from Downham station on the Ely and Lynn section of the London and North Eastern railway, in the South Western division of the county, Clackclose hundred and petty sessional division, Downham rural district and county court district, rural deanery of Fincham, archdeaconry of Wisbech and diocese of Ely.

The church of St. Michael no longer exists, but the ancient site was discovered in 1921 from a map now owned by Lt.-Col. E.R. Pratt M.C. The living is a vicarage, annexed with that of Ryston to the vicarage of Fordham, May 29, 1877, joint net yearly value £350, and residence, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich, and held since 1931 by the Rev. Francis Henry Cecil Poffley L. Th., of Durham University, who resides at Fordham.

There are traces of a moat, which anciently encompassed a house called "Walpole Hall," in this parish, near to which is a pond with a paved bottom. Lt.-Col. Edward Roger Pratt M.C., D.L. is lord of the manor and owns the whole of the parish. The soil is mixed; subsoil, sand and ragstone. The chief crops are wheat, barley and sugar beet. The area is 606 acres; the population in 1921 was 43.

Letters through Downham Market. Hilgay nearest Money Order & Telegraph office.


         Allcock  Walter        farmer
         Kemp     Wltr. Herbt.  farmer
         Leonard  Harold        farmer, Crossways farm
         Osler    Arth.         farmer, Roxham farm

See also the Roxham parish page.

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April 2016