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Norfolk: Southwood

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883

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SOUTHWOOD, 11 miles E.S.E. of Norwich, is a parish in Blofield union and hundred, Blofield and Walsham petty sessional division, Yarmouth county court district, Yarmouth bankruptcy district, Freethorpe polling district of South Norfolk, Blofield rural deanery, and Norwich archdeaconry. The soil mostly belongs to the Nevill family, who are lords of the manor. The parish had 44 inhabitants in 1881, living on 481 acres, and has a rateable value of £891.

The CHURCH (St. Edmund), is a plain whitewashed building, with nave, chancel, and square tower containing one bell, and is now used as a mortuary chapel only. There is 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 discharged rectory, valued at £292, with Limpenhoe vicarage annexed, is in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. Theodore H.C. Day, of 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.

POST from Yarmouth via Reedham.

	Case     William   farmer
	Garrett  W.        farmer, Hill farm

See also the Southwood parish page.

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July 2000