KELLING is a parish about 3 miles north from Holt station on the Eastern section of the Midland and Great Northern joint railway and 9 west from Cromer, in the Northern division of the county, Holt hundred, petty sessional division and county court district, Erpingham rural district, rural deanery of Holt, archdeaconry of Lynn, diocese of Norwich.
The church of St. Mary is a building of flint with stone dressings in the Later Perpendicular style, and consists of chancel, nave, north transept, north porch and an embattled western tower containing one bell: the roof of the nave and north transept were restored in 1907 and the bell rehung: the south transept is in ruins: in 1888 the church was reseated and an oak pulpit erected, at a cost of £100, and it now affords 150 sittings. The register dates from the year 1558.
The living is a rectory, with that of Salthouse annexed, joint net yearly value £307, with 15 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Liverpool, and held since 1930 by the Rev. Charles Swainson, of Worcester College, Oxford.
There is a Methodist chapel, seating about 50.
A sanatorium, intended for persons suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis, unable to pay the high fees charged in private institutions, was opened here in 1903, and has now 115 beds; the buildings consist of an administrative block with annexes, containing long dormitories of one storey, and in the grounds are a chapel and nurses' home. This establishment occupies an estate of about 32 acres on the Holt and Cromer road, and about a mile east from Holt, protected on the north, east and west by woods, and not far from the sea: the situation is dry and bracing and favourable to the open-air treatment, and in the gardens are numerous double shelters: in connection with the institution various undertakings are carried on under the name of Kelling Sanatorium Industries, instruction being given to all who are fit by ex-patients, who are employed on the staff for this purpose.
The City of Leicester Convalescent Home was opened in 1930 for tubercular patients from the City of Leicester Sanatorium, Groby road, Leicester.
Ronald Deterding esq. is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The soil is light heath; subsoil, gravel and sand. The chief crops are wheat, turnips, barley and grass. The area is 2,323 acres of land, formerly including 800 of heath (500 of which are now under cultivation), and 4 of water; the population in 1921 was 538 in the civil and 766 in the ecclesiastical parish.
Letters through Holt. Weybourne is the nearest M.O. & T. office.
HIGH KELLING is a hamlet about 1½ miles from Holt.
Post & Tel. Call Office, High Kelling (telegrams despatched by telephone but not delivered). Holt nearest M.O. & T. office.
Clark Lawrence William Lynton, High Kelling Craske Bernard Ivan Briarwood, High Kelling Dack George William J.P. Tyneville, High Kelling Darling Rev. Sydney (Methodist), Brackendale, High Kelling Deterding Ronald Kelling hall Durham Harold Herbert Pine Heath, High Kelling Durham Herbert Edwin Pine Heath, High Kelling Garnett Ronald M. Pudding Lane cottage Jolliffe William Edwin Kelling sanatorium Lee Raymond B. Silver Birches, High Kelling Lloyd Miss Bramblewood, High Kelling Morris John Ignatius Worgan Kelling sanatorium Moulton Herbert W. Tree Tops, High Kelling Newall Miss Muckleborough Oslar Miss Heathside, High Kelling Packard Mrs. Birkfield, High Kelling Peterson Rev. Edward Gerald B.A. Applehill Picton Edwin The Bungalow, High Kelling Reeves Mrs. Annie E. High Kelling Robinson Thomas Roseacre, High Kelling Sudeil Walter James Homeleigh, High Kelling Swainson Rev. Charles (rector), The Rectory Wire Leopold Charles Vale road, High Kelling
Beeton Jn. Wm. insur. agt. Clethedene, High Kelling Champion Vincent Thos. gardener to Mrs. Robertson, Ashbrook Davidson Arth. bldr. High Kelling Digby Harry tea rms. Beach cott Duffield Chas. farmer Fletcher Wltr. farmer, Warren farm Hopper Sadie E. (Mrs.) shopkpr. Post office, High Kelling. T N Holt 85 Jones Arth. J. gardener to R. Deterding esq Mann Jn. head gamekeeper to R. Deterding esq Mattocks Stanley poultry farmer, Warren la Morris Jn. Ignatius Worgan M.R.C.S.Eng., resident medical supt. L.R.C.P.Lond. Kelling sanatorium Newall Frank Alex. farm bailiff to R. Deterding esq. T N Holt 16 Packard Louisa M. (Mrs.) fruit farmer, Birkfield, High Kelling Walpole Walter Henry head gardener to the Kelling sanatorium Wordingham Esther (Mrs.) shopkpr Wright Eliz. (Mrs.) Kelling Arms P.H.
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