Benchmark, All Saints Church - Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 21.870 E 001° 12.692
31U E 378225 N 5803085
Quick Description: Cut benchmark on SW corner by tower
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/28/2013 12:07:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMJT52
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Ddraig Ddu
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Long Description:
"Bryant, in his “Norfolk Churches,” tell us that the Manor at Thorpe Abbotts in King Edgar’s time (944 - 75) belonged to Ailfric the Good, Bishop of Elmham, who gave it to Bury Abbey to which it belonged until the Dissolution. The Manor was apportioned to the Abbott’s own use, hence the suffix to distinguish it from the other Thorpes in the area. Sometimes called Thorpe Magna, being larger than Thorpe Parva close by, the name changed in later years to Thorpe Cornwallis after the Lords of the Manor from 1546. The original name of Thorpe Abbotts re-appears in the 17th century.

At the Domesday Survey the Manor was seven furlongs long by six broad and at present is about 1150 acres. About a century ago the population of the parish was256. It is now under half that number and unhappily becoming less each year. The parish has been combined with that of Brockdish to the east since 1931."

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