Acle  Norfolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Acle like this:

ACLE, a village and a parish in Blofield district, Norfolk. The village stands near the river Bure, 4 miles N of Brundall r. station, and 11 E of Norwich. It has a post office‡ under Norwich, and was formerly a market town, end a fair is held at it on Midsummer day. The parish lies chiefly around the village, but part of it is at some distance, in the Marshes. ...

Acres, 3,209. Real property, £8,417. Pop., 926. Houses, 197. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £605.* Patron, Lord Calthorpe. The church is old. A Wesleyan chapel was built in 1867. There is a national school. an Augustinian priory anciently stood at Acle-Dam.

Acle through time

Acle is now part of Broadland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Broadland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Acle itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Acle, in Broadland and Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 30th May 2024

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