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NORDELPH (or Northdelph) is an ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1909 from the parishes of Upwell, Downham, Denver, Stowe and Outwell; it is 4 miles west from Downham and about the same distance from Upwell. The village is intersected by the Well creek, over which there is an iron bridge and is in the South Western division of the county, Clackclose petty sessional division, Wisbech union and county court district, rural deanery of Fincham (western division), archdeaconry of Lynn and diocese of Norwich.
Holy Trinity church, erected by the Rev. William Gale Townley M.A. in 1865, as a chapel of ease to the parish church of Upwell, is an edifice of brick, consisting of chancel, nave, vestry, south porch and a turret, containing one bell: the east window is stained: there are 250 sittings. The register dates from the year 1865. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £350, with residence, in the gift of the Rev. Charles Francis Townley M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge, and held since 1909 by the Rev. Edwin Emmanuel Bradford B.D. of Exeter College, Oxford.
There are Wesleyan, Methodist and United Methodist chapels.
Post, M.O. & T. Office. - Miss Rose Chapman, sub-mistress. Letters through Downham, arrive at 7.25 a.m.; dispatched at 6 p.m.; no sunday delivery
Public Elementary School (mixed), erected 1879, for 109 children; enlarged in 1909, for 165 children; average attendance, 130; George Henry Harms, master
Bradford Rev. Edwin Emmanuel B.D. (vicar), Vicarage COMMERCIAL. Bailey Richard Flour farmer Burgess Walter farm bailiff to Arth. H. Worth esq Butler Horace blacksmith Chapman Mary, Rose & Emma (Misses) grocers, Post office Chapman Adam farmer Chapman John Oliver baker Chapman Mark butcher Dack Philip beer retailer Ewell George grocer Flint George farmer Foreman James fruit grower Fretwell William farmer Gilbert John boot repairer Grant Read farmer, Woodhouse farm Grounds Agnes (Mrs.) Chequers P.H. Hartley William, jun. farmer Johnson Henry T. beer retailer Markham Thomas H. wheelwright Martin Fredk. Jas. farmer, Old farm Newton Charles farmer, White house Proctor Joseph William farmer & breeder of shire & hackney horses & entire horse owner, East Stud fm Rose Kenneth farmer, West Nordelph farm Smith Albert farmer Thorpe Albert farmer Warner Edwin Chas. grocer, draper, & assistant overseer Whyatt William shopkeeper
See also the Nordelph parish page.
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