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Stody, Norfolk

Historical Description

Stody, a parish in Norfolk, 3 miles SW of Holt, and 2 NE from Melton Constable station on the Midland and Great Northern Joint railway. Post town, Dereham; money order and telegraph office, Melton Constable. Acreage, 1112; population, 139. The manor, with most of the land, belongs to the Lothian family. The living is a rectory, united with Hunworth, in the diocese of Norwich; joint net value, £247 with residence. Patron, the Marchioness of Lothian. The church is a cruciform building in the Perpendicular style.

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 parishStody St. Mary 
Poor Law unionErpingham 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictNorth Norfolk
Postal districtNR24
Post TownMelton Constable