Rockland St Mary, Norfolk
Rockland St Mary, a village and a parish in Norfolk. The village stands near " a broad " of the river Tare, 3 miles WSW of Buckenham Ferry station on the Norwich and Yarmouth section of the G.E.R., and 6 SE by E of Norwich. It has a post office, of the name of Rockland, under Norwich; money order office, Norwich; telegraph office, Brundall. The parish comprises 1361 acres; population, 438. The chief manor belongs to the Rich family. There are market-gardens, brick-fields, and an iron foundry. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £261 with residence. The church, which is a small building in the Gothic style, has a tower, and the churchyard contains ivy-clad ruins of another church, called Rockland St Margaret or Little Eockland. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Rockland St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Henstead|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Rockland St Mary from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Rockland (St. Mary))
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Newspapers and Periodicals
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- Norwich Mercury
- Norfolk Chronicle
- Diss Express
- Thetford & Watton Times and People's Weekly Journal
- Norfolk News
The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.