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Heydon, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Heydon, a village and a parish in Norfolk. The village stands on an affluent of the river Wensum, 6 miles W by N from Avisham, 3 NW from Cawston station on the G.E.R., and 2 W by N from Bluestone station on the Midland and Great Northern Joint railway, and has a post office under Norwich; money order office, Reepham; telegraph office, Cor-pusty railway station. The parish comprises 1983 acres; population of the civil parish, 205; of the ecclesiastical, 211. The manor belonged formerly to the Earles, and belongs now to the Bulwers. Heydon Hall is a Tudor mansion of 1584, and stands in a wooded park of about 600 acres. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Irmingland, in the diocese of Norwich; joint net value, £300 with residence, in the gift of the Bulwer family. The church has a lofty embattled tower with pinnacles, is in good condition, and contains an altar-tomb of Erasmus Earle, serjeant-at-law to Cromwell.

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

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.

DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
CountyCambridgeshire
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Postal districtSG8
Post TownRoyston