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Norfolk: Nordelph

Kelly's Directory of Norfolk 1933

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

NORDELPH (or Northdelph) is an ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1909 from the parishes of Upwell, Downham West, Denver, Stow Bardolph 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, Marshland rural district, Wisbech county court district, rural deanery of Fincham, archdeaconry of Wisbech and diocese of Ely.

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 C.E. Townley esq. M.A. and held since 1909 by the Rev. Edwin Emmanuel Bradford D.D. of Exeter College, Oxford.

There are two Methodist chapels.

The population in 1921 was 1,258.

Post, M.O., T. & T.E.D. Office (available for calls to places within a limited distance). Letters through Downham Market.

PRIVATE RESIDENTS.

	Bradford  Rev. Edwin
	           Emmanuel D.D.   (vicar), Vicarage
	Rose      Mrs.             East Farm house

COMMERCIAL.

	Bailey    James            farmer
	Bailey    Samuel           farmer
	Burgess   Fredk. Slade     frmr. Hill frm
	Burgess   Walter           farm bailiff to H. Buchanan esq
	Butler    Horace           blacksmith
	Carter    John Charles     Chequers P.H.
	Chapman   John Oliver      baker
	Clingo    John William     boot repairer
	Ewell     George John      grocer
	Farrow    Thomas           Swan inn
	Foreman   James Jones      grocer
	Hartley   William          farmer
	Hawes     Alfred           cycle repairer
	Hawes     Mrs.             confectioner
	Markham   Thomas H.        wheelwright
	Martin    Albt. Edwd.      frmr. Old farm
	Newton    Reginald         farmer, White ho
	Porter    Harry            bldr
	Proctor   Joseph William   farmer, East Stud farm
	South     John William     beer retailer
	Stannard  Fredk. Wm.       confectioner
	Watson    Wm. Chapman      wheelwright

See also the Nordelph parish page.

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October 2015