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Southwood, Norfolk

Historical Description

Southwood, a parish in Norfolk, 1 mile NNE of Cantley station on the Norwich and Lowestoft section of the G.E.R., and 10 miles ESE of Norwich. Post town, Arle; money order and telegraph office, Beedham (R.S.O.) Acreage, 439; population of the civil parish, 54; of the ecclesiastical, 258. The manor belongs to the Nevill family. The living is a rectory, united with Limpenhoe, in the diocese of Norwich; joint net value, £156 with residence. The church, a building of flint in the Gothic style, is now in ruins.

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 parishSouthwood St. Edmund 
Poor Law unionBlofield 

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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

The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.

Postal districtNR13
Post TownNorwich