Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk

Historical Description

Stoke Holy Cross, a village and a parish in Norfolk. The village stands three-quarters of a mile of Swainsthorpe station on the Ipswich and Norwich section of the G.E.R., and 5 miles S of Norwich. It has a post and money order office under Norwich; telegraph office, Trowse. The parish comprises 1664 acres; population, 394. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor belongs to the Fellowes family. Stoke Hall is a large mansion of brick standing in a well-timbered park. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £176 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Norwich. The church is a building of flint in the Perpendicular style. There is a home for eight orphan girls, and there are some small charities.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Norfolk
Ecclesiastical parish Stoke Holy Cross
Hundred Henstead
Poor Law union Henstead

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