The County of Norfolk

Norfolk is bounded, North-East by the German Ocean, South-East and South by Suffolk, and West by Lincolnshire Wash and Cambridgeshire. It is from 60 to 70 miles long, and from 30 to 40 miles broad; and contains 33 Hundreds, namely, Blofield, Brothercross, Clackclose, Clavering, Depwade, Diss, Easham, Erpingham (North), Erpingham ( South), Eyresford, Flepg (East), Flegg (West), Forehoe, Freebridge, Freebridge-Marshland, Gallow, Greenhoe (North), Greenhoe (South), Grinthoe, Guiltcross, Hopping, Henstead, Holt, Humbleyard, Launriitch, Loddon, Mitford, Shropham, Smithdon, Taversham, Tunstead, Walsham, and Wayland. Rivers: the Great Ouse, the Little Ouse, the Bure, the Wensum, the Yare, and the Nar. In this county are 28 Market- Towns. It is in the Pro vince of Canterbury, in the Diocese of Norwich, and in the Norfolk Circuit. Population, 412,664.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Norfolk Towns & Villages

Elizabeth Godfrey Bell and William Bell – Norwich Norfolk – London Gazette 1850

Last updated on April 20th, 2017

NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Elizabeth Godfrey Bell and William Bell, in the parish of Saint Andrew, in the city of Norwich, Watch and Clock Makers, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All debts due to and owing by the said partnership will be received and paid by the said William Bell, by whom the business will henceforth be carried on.-Dated this 13th day of April 1850. William Bell. Elizabeth G. Bell.

Aldborough Norfolk Post Office Directory of Norfolk & Suffolk 1865

Alborough (or Aldborough) Is a parish and considerable village, 5 miles north from Aylsham and the navigable Bure, and 7 south from Cromer, in North Erpingham hundred, Erpingham union, Holt county court district, East Norfolk, rural deanery of Repps, archdeaconry of Norfolk, and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Mary was restored in 1849, with the exception of the tower. The register dates from 1558. Continue reading “Aldborough Norfolk Post Office Directory of Norfolk & Suffolk 1865”

West Acre Norfolk Post Office Directory of Norfolk & Suffolk 1865

West Acre is a small parish and village, lying in a deep valley, on the north side of the river Nar: it is in Freebridge Lynn hundred and union, West Norfolk, 2 miles north-east from Narborough station and the navigable Nar, 109½ from London, and 5 north-west from Swaffham. The church of All Saints is in the Perpendicular style, and consists of chancel, nave, north porch and western tower, with 1 bell. Continue reading “West Acre Norfolk Post Office Directory of Norfolk & Suffolk 1865”

South Acre Norfolk Post Office Directory of Norfolk & Suffolk 1865

South Acre is a small parish in South Greenhoe hundred, Swaffham union and county court district, Cranwich rural deanery, Norfolk archdeaconry, Norwich diocese, West Norfolk, a mile from Castle Acre, 3 miles north from Swaffham station, 117½ from London, and 13 from Lynn. The situation is in a pleasant valley, watered by the river Nar. The church of St. George is an old pile, with nave, chancel and aisles, and tower containing 3 bells: there are several monuments and a brass. The register dates from 1580. Continue reading “South Acre Norfolk Post Office Directory of Norfolk & Suffolk 1865”