Stoke Holy Cross
"STOKE-HOLY-CROSS, on the east side of the river Tas, nearly 5 miles S. of Norwich, has in its parish 453 souls, and 1,603 acres of land. Sir R.J. Harvey, H. Birkbeck, Esq., and R.K. Long, Esq., own most of the soil. The Dean and Chapter of Norwich are appropriators of the great tithes, (leased to Sir R.J. Harvey,) and patrons of the vicarage, which was valued in 1831 at £162, and is now enjoyed by the Rev. John Bailey, M.A., for whom a handsome new Parsonage-house has recently been erected. The CHURCH stands on an eminence, . . . Here is a Baptist Chapel, built by Messrs. J. and J. Colman, who also support an Infant School. Here are also two church schools. . . . Petty Sessions are held at the Rummer Inn" [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brooke, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity.
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Stoke Holy Cross is in Henstead Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Henstead Hundred
- Description of Henstead Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Stoke Holy Cross has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Ranson, Michael
- Stoke Holy Cross, a history.
- Smith, Arthur Carlton
- Tapestry of Stoke.
[Norwich, Printed by W.H. Hutchins & Sons, 1977]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG235016 (Lat/Lon: 52.566438, 1.296042), Stoke Holy Cross which are provided by:
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- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.
1901: Including Upper Stoke.
- Stoke Holy Cross School
- Gleanings from the log book, 1876-1976.
[Stoke Holy Cross, The School, 1976]