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Calthorpe, Norfolk

Historical Description

Calthorpe, a village and a parish in Norfolk, on an affluent of the river Bure, 3½ miles N of Aylsham station on the G.E.R. Post town, Norwich; money order and telegraph office, Hanworth; Acreage of parish, 1091; population, 229. The manor belongs to the Earl of Oxford. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; gross yearly value, £134 with residence, in the gift of the Great Hospital, Norwich. The church is a plain but ancient building of stone.

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


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

Ancient CountyNorfolk 
Ecclesiastical parishCalthorpe St. Margaret 
HundredSouth Erpingham 
Poor Law unionAylsham 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictNorth Norfolk
Postal districtNR11
Post TownNorwich