Norfolk: Stoke Holy Cross


William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

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, and has a square tower and three bells. Here is a Baptist Chapel, built by Messrs. J. and J. Colman, who also support an Infant School. Here are also two church schools. The Fuel Allotment, 13A. 1R. 10A. [sic], is let for £16.

Petty Sessions are held at the Rummer Inn, as noticed at page 78 [this is a misprint for page 787, which is the entry for Henstead Hundred].

         Colman     Jerh. & Jas.  mustard and starch mfrs., seed crushers,
                                    and millers, (& Dowgate-hill, London)
         Barnes     Fiddy         gardener
         Bond       John          bricklayer
         Horne      Wm.           shoemkr. (Post Office)
         Huggins    John          vict., Rummer Inn
         Lincoln    Robert        bricklayer
         Pearce     Robert        smith, & vict., Lion
         Whitaker   John          lime burner
         Wilgress   John          wheelwright
         Burwood    Edward
         Dix        Thomas
         Drake      William
         Edwards    John          road surveyor
         Harris     George
         Hipperson  Thomas
         Huggins    Charles
         Minns      Jacob
         Purdy      Robert
         Scales     Robert
         Seaman     John

POST to Norwich, at 4 afternoon.

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November 2003