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.
The living is a rectory, with residence and 24 acres of glebe, and £200 awarded in lieu of tithes, in the gift of Lord Suffield, and held by the Rev. John Gudgeon Nelson, M.A., of Pembroke College, Cambridge. A stock fair is held here on the 21st and 22nd of June, unless these dates fall on Friday and Saturday, in which event it is held on the following Monday and Tuesday. Here is a Primitive Methodist chapel. There is a good school, maintained by Lord Orford, attended by 100 boys and girls. James Gay, Esq., J.P., of New Hall, is the principal landowner. The area is 788 acres, and the population in 1861 was 305.

Parish Clerk, Shaw Woods.

Letters through Norwich. Aylsham is the nearest money order office

Insurance Agent. — Liverpool & London & Globe, Thomas Parritt

Gay James, esq. J.P. New hall

Nelson Rev. John Gudgeon, M.A., Rectory

Prangley Thomas, esq

Spurrell Misses

Bacon Ezra, carpenter

Bone John, grocer & draper

Brown James, timber merchant

Burwick James, basket maker

Chapman Henry, baker

Chapman Stephen, Black Boys

Chapman William, butcher

Cook William, miller

Durrant Robert, blacksmith

Durrant William, grocer

Gotts Alfred, tailor

Hudson Randal James, Ironmonger

Leader Daniel, shopkeeper

Leader William, baker

Miller John, harness maker

Overed James, veterinary surgeon

Perkins Charles, watch maker

Prangley Thomas, surgeon

Ransom Isaac, farmer

Sistern Maria (Miss), dress maker

Spurgeon Thomas, plumber & glazier

Turner William, farmer

Ward James, carpenter

Ward William, Red Lion

Watts William, blacksmith

Wilkin John, shoe maker, & post office

Williamson Henry, fellmonger

Woods Shaw, tailor

Source: Post Office Directory of Norfolk & Suffolk; Kelly & Co.; London; 1865.

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