Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for WALSHAM (North)

WALSHAM (North), a small town, a parish, and a sub-district, in Erpingham district, Norfolk. The town stands at the projected terminus of a branch of the Great Eastern railway, 14¼ miles N by E of Norwich; suffered much injury from fire in 1600; is a seat of petty sessions and county courts, and a polling place; and has a post-office under Norwich, three banking offices, several inns, an ancient market-cross, a police station, a corn exchange, an ancient church recently restored, four dissenting chapels, a public cemetery, an endowed grammar-school with £233 a year, a national school transmuted from an old theatre, a British school, a literary institute, a horticultural society, two agricultural implement manufactories, a weekly market on Thursday, and a horse and cattle fair on the day before Holy Thursday. The parish comprises 4,252 acres. Real property, £12,815; of which £162 are in a canal. Pop., 2,896. Houses, 679. The manor belongs to the Bishop of Norwich. A cross about a mile S of the town marks the scene of a battle, in 1381, between rebel forces under Lytester and royal forces under Bishop Spencer. The living is a vicarage, united with Antingham, in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £415.* Patron, the Bishop of N.—The sub-district contains 13 parishes. Acres, 20,523. Pop., 6,942. Houses, 1,655.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a small town, a parish, and a sub-district"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: North Walsham CP/AP       North Walsham SubD       Erpingham PLU/RegD       Norfolk AncC
Place names: NORTH WALSHAM     |     WALSHAM     |     WALSHAM NORTH
Place: North Walsham

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