In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ashwellthorpe like this:
ASHWELL-THORPE, a parish in Depwade district, Norfolk; on an affluent of the river Yare, 3 miles SE of Wymondham r. station. Post Town, Wymondham. Acres, 979. Real property, £2,191. Pop., 409. Houses, 88. The manor belonged anciently to the family of Thorpe; passed to that of Bourchier; and was held, in the time of Henry VII., by Sir John Bourchier, the translator of Froissart, and ancestor of the present Lord Berners. ...
The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Wreningham, in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £648.* Patron, Lord Berners. The church contains some old monuments. Charities, 1½ acre of fuel allotment.
Ashwellthorpe 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 Ashwellthorpe itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ashwellthorpe in South Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th April 2017
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