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Norfolk: Southwood

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1864

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SOUTHWOOD, 11 miles E.S.E. of Norwich, has in its parish only 39 inhabitants, and 471A. of land, mostly belonging to R.H. Nevill, Esq., the lord of the manor.

The Church (St. Edmund), is a plain whitewashed building, with nave, chancel, and square tower containing one bell. There is a [a] triple lancet window at the east end, but the other windows are of the early decorated period. There are a piscina and an aumbry in the chancel, but the former is plastered over. Here is also a curious piece of tapestry representing Abraham offering up Isaac. The font is Norman, but disfigured with plaster and whitewash.

The discharged rectory, valued at £292, with Limpenhoe vicarage annexed, is in the patronage of H.M. Leathes, Esq., and the Rev. Cartaret Henry Leathes, B.A., of Limpenhoe, is the incumbent. (See page 459 [which is the entry for Limpenhoe].) The tithes have been commuted for £145 per annum.

In 1801, Richard Walpole, Esq., as lord of the manor, enclosed 6A. of common land, and charged it with the yearly payment of £4 for the poor.

The chief residents are

	Tuthill  John    gentleman
	Case     Wm.     farmer
POST from Norwich.

See also the Southwood parish page.

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May 2007