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Southwood

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"SOUTHWOOD, 11 miles E.S.E. of Norwich, has in its parish only 52 souls, and 471A. of land, mostly belonging to R.H.V. Walpole, and R. Nevill, Esqrs., the lords of the manor. The Church (St. Edmund,) is a discharged rectory, valued in 1831 at £170, with the vicarage of Limpenhoe annexed to it, in the patronage of J.F. Leathes, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. J.M. Johnson, of Scoulton. The glebe here is 7A., and the tithes have been commuted for £145 per annum. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Churches

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Blofield, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Edmund.
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Church Records

Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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), Southwood was in Blofield Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Southwood is in Blofield Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Blofield Hundred
Description of Blofield Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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