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Shire HALL.Ca.stle meadow.
Stamp Office, St. Andrew street — Samuel H. L. N. Gilman,

distributer ; John Woodrow, c/e?-fc.
Theatre, Tlieatie sireet— Joseph Clarence, /tssee.
Town Clerk's Office, St. Andrew's street -John Rising

Stair, ^oji'H clerk.
Weighino Machine. Castle hill— John Huddon,ro//er/or.
Weights and Measures Office, St. Andrew street - James

Chambeilin, inspector.



CON VEYANCES.



COACHESj

To AYLSHA,M,th.iV»,ce ../ ir«/es,from
the Duke's Pjlace Inn, every Saturday
alienioon at hall-pastlonr goes through
Stratloii I'hawles
To BUNGAY, see Iiswicil

'J'o CROMER, the Ocean, Aom the Nnr.
folk Hotel, every atleriio m (Sunday
excepted),at half-past rivi-,and the Star,
from the S'ar Hotel, every murniiif;
(Sunday excepted;, at a quarter belorc
nine; both go through Aylsliam, Bitk-
ling, &c.

To DISS, the Day, from the Norfolk
Hotel, every morning at a quarter
paiitiiaie(l
on tlu' north bank of the liver Stoke, and 7 miles
from tlie Downham Market station on lln- East Anglian
Railway. The malting business is caniedon exti n-
sively in thisn 'iahbomlioorl — at Whitiitjgion, Messrs.
Wliithrtad and Co., thegreat brewers of London, have
very large kilns, and cisterns cMpable of steeping
seventeen hunlied bushels ot bailey at one time. In
tlie same locality, has lately been elected, by Mr. Riid,
a poweiful and handsome steam flour mill, with ma



by s. trom Stoke Keiry ; situated on the road to Bran-
don (Suffolk), and the river Wi.ssey or Stoke, runs
through the parish. The paiish cIhutIi of Sa^nt An-
drew wiis erected in the rt-ign of Edward IV— it is
ratherau imposing stiuctuie, witli a fine quadranguliir
tower, constructed of flint, embattl.d and ciowned
with richly carved |)innHcles : the living is a rectory,
in the paironage of the Bishop of Ely. There is a
national schiiol iti ilie paiish.

FiNCHAM is aviilage, formerly couipiised in tlie two
parishes of Saint Martin and Saint ftlicliael, 5 mili'S



chiiicry of a very superior riesciiption. Lime of a i k.n.e. from Downham Mnrket, situated on the road to
capital quality, is obt^int'd in the vicinity of the town, jSwaflham, from which it is nine miles distant. The
and is applied to agiicultural purposes. The land I places of worship are the parish cluiich of Saint Mar-
around heie is remarkably fertile, and iu a fine state i tin, and a Wesleyan chapel. The living of Kiiichain
of cultivation. j is a discharged vicarage, in the patronairt- of the frown

The parish church of All Saints has lately under- ' and a private family, alter natelv. A fair, for horses
gone complete restoration and repair, and is now a and toys, is held on the 3r(i ofMaich; aud there is a
neat li: tie building: the living is a curacy in the gift show ot horses in August.

of the Crow-n. J. B. S. Bradtield, Esq. is lord of the Shouldham, is 6§ miles n.e. from Downham Mar-
manor: his father, the late James Bra-'field, Esq. ket. A Gilbi-niue priory was foundedhere in the time
founded a school here for twenty-five poor children of ol Richaid I. by Jefl^rey K. B. Piers, Earl of Essex,
this parish and tli;it of Wietton. In the 32nd year of the revenues of which, at the dissolution, were coii-
Heniy III, tlie piior of Shouldham abbey obtained a siderable. There wire formerly two churches here —
grant for holding a fairand marketin this town, which rtll Saints and Saint Margaret's : the latter, after the
grant was suhset|uently confirmed by Henry VI: it dissolution, was suffered to fail to decay: the living



suffered from disuse for a long period, but within
these few years has been revived, and now enjoys (pro-
portionate to its size and population), an exctllent
corn market on Friday. A fair is held on the 6tli of
December, for cattle.

TUe population of Stoke Ferry parish, and thatofthe
following ones, is given after the notice of Marham.

Wereham village is about 2 miles N.w. from Stoke
Feiry, situated on the road to Lynn. A Benedictine
priory was founded here in the reign of Jidin, by the
Earl of Clare, and was given iu 1321, to the al'beyof
West Dereham. The i)Hri>h cliuich is dedicated to
Saint Margaret: the living is a perpetual curacy, with
that of Wietton annexed. There is a public school in
the p irish, conducted upon the national plan.

Wretton, is situated about a mile west from Stoke
Ferry: it contains the |)aiish church of All Saints,
and a Primitive Methodist chapel. The living of
Wietton is annexed to that Wereham.

BouGHTON, is a \er\' inconsiderable parish and
village — the latter about a mile and a iialf noith from
Stoke Ferry, contaitiing; a church dedicated to All
Saints: the living is a dischaigcd rectory, in the gift
of the family of Hunt.

West Dereha.m, is a village, somewhat mote than
3 miles w. by n. ft cm Stoke Fen v, lyingon the road to
Downham Market. An abbey for premonst i atensian
canons was founded here, in Ik iiour of the Vifiiin. in
1188, bv Hubert, Dean of York, afterwards Archbishoj)
of Canterbury ; at the dissolut on its revenues were
found to be very considerable. Interesting remains of
thi< once stately structure are still to be seen — pai-
t'cuiarly the gate-house, a lofty quadrangularembattled
pile, with towers at tlie aimles. The parish church of
Saint Andrew is an ancient buildint;, with atowerat
its western end: the liviira is a peipetual curacy.



ot All Saints is a perpetual curacy, in t e patronage
of Sir Thomas Hare, Bart. There is a |)lace of wor-
ship for Wesleyan Methodists, and a free school.

Marham is aviilage, 3j miles e. by n. from Should-
ham, and 7i w. by n. from S waff ham ; situated on the
roal to the latter town. 'I'he Countess of Arundel!,
iu the middle of the thirteenth centuiy, foiiinied a
Cistercian nunnery here, of which there are no re-
mains. 'Ihe church is dedicated to the H(jly Trinity :
the living is a discharued vicarage, in the gift of the
Mastei audFellows of Saint. lohn's College, Cambridge.

OxBOROUGH village, is 3 miles e.n.e. from Sioke
Feriy, situated on the road to Swalfham. This vil-
lage IS well deserving notice from its church — whiih is



Online LibraryI. (Isaac) SlaterSlater's royal national and commercial directory and topography of the counties of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, and Suffolk : comprising classi → online text (page 78 of 131)