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Norfolk: Yaxham

Harrod's Postal and Commercial Directory of Norfolk and Norwich, 1868

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

YAXHAM is a village, parish, and railway station, on the Wymondham and Dereham branch, distant 2 miles S. of East Dereham, in Mitford hundred, Mitford and Launditch union, diocese of Norwich, archdeaconry of Norfolk, rural deanery of Hingham, and East Dereham county court district.

The church (St. Peter) is a small neat structure with nave, chancel, aisle and a tower containing five bells; some of the windows are filled with stained glass, and are in memory of different families. The living is a rectory value £50 per annum, with residence and near 40 acres of glebe land in the gift of the Rev. William Cowper Johnson, M.A., who is also the incumbent.

Here is a National school. The area of the parish is about 1,600 acres, belonging to several owners, the population in 1861 was 478.

POSTAL REGULATIONS: Mrs. Mary Meachen, receiver. Letters are received through East Dereham, arrive at 8 a.m., and are dispatched at 5 p.m. East Dereham is the nearest money-order office.

	Howlett   Mrs Sarah                 Breakfield green
	Johnson   Rev William Cowper, M.A.  rector, The Rectory
	Meachen   Jonathan, Esq
	Millett   Mrs                       The Elms

	   GENERAL TRADES, etc.

	Aldous    George      carpenter
	Beatley   John        shoemaker and bird preserver
	Benns     Francis     station master
	Bunting   Jas.        The Woolpack, and butcher
	Crickmay  Henry       tailor
	CRITOPH   WILLIAM     miller, corn and flour merchant
	Cook      George      The Great A inn
	Fish      William     bricklayer
	Howlett   Thomas      corn merchant
	Howlett   Sarah       National schoolmistress
	Hudson    William     blacksmith
	Isbill    Frank       carpenter
	Isbill    John        carpenter
	Mallett   William     hawker
	Meachen   Charles     shopkeeper
	Meachen   Timothy     "Lord Nelson"
	Meachen   Mrs Mary    postmistress
	PHILLIPPO WILLIAM     The Bush commercial inn, and farmer.
	                      Good beds, etc, opposite the Station;
	                      Allsop's ales, and London and Dublin stout.
	Stimpson  John        butcher
	Tilney    Barnabas    blacksmith
	Tuffs     Richard     shopkeeper

See also the Yaxham parish page.

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February 1998