In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stoke Holy Cross like this:
STOKE-HOLYCROSS, a village and a parish in Henstead district, Norfolk. The village stands 1¼ mile of Swainsthorpe r. station, and 5 S of Norwich; is a seat of petty sessions; and has a post-office under Norwich. The parishcomprises 1,659 acres. Real property, £3,988. Pop., 446. Houses, 96. S. Halland the Woodlands are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £210.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of N. The church is good. There are a home for ten orphan girls, and a fuel allotment of 13 acres.
Stoke Holy Cross is now part of South Norfolk district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Norfolk has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Stoke Holy Cross itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stoke Holy Cross in South Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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