Norfolk: Saxlingham Thorpe


William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883

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SAXLINGHAM-THORPE, near the river Tas, 7½ miles S. of Norwich, is in Henstead union and hundred, Swainsthorpe petty sessional division, Norwich county court district and bankruptcy district, Stratton polling district of South Norfolk, West Brooke rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It had 146 inhabitants in 1881, and 469 acres of land, and has a rateable value of £971.

John Steward, Esq., is lord of the manor. John Wakelin Miles, Esq., George Barnabas Teltham, Esq., and John Steward, Esq., own the greater part of the soil.

The CHURCH (St. Mary) is an ivy-clad ruin, being dilapidated long before 1740, when the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6 13s. 4d., was consolidated with that of Saxlingham-Nethergate.

Here is a small Baptist Chapel, built about 1818.

POST viâ Norwich.

         Aldis     Isaac          blacksmith
         Bell      John           beerhouse, Queen Adelaide
         Buck      Samuel         carpenter
         Culling   Isaac          vict. West End Inn
         Meek      Mrs Mary Ann   farmer
         Meek      William        farmer
         Miles     John Wakelin   landownr. frmr. and miller
         Points    John           farmer
         Tooley    William        farmer
         Want      Robert         blacksmith
         Watts     John           shoemaker
         Youngman  Jesse          baker

See also the Saxlingham Thorpe parish page.

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September 2007