Rollesby  Norfolk


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

ROLLESBY, a village and a parish in Flegg district, Norfolk. The village stands 4½ miles N E of Acle, and 7½ N W of Yarmouth r. station; and is a seat of petty sessions. The parish comprises 1, 653 acres. Post-town, Burgh, under Norwich. Real property, £3, 832. Pop., 531. Houses, 102. ...

The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to the trustees of the late J. M. Ensor, Esq. R. Hall is the seat of Major Longley. The Flegg workhouse is here. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £642.* Patron, B. P. Nunes, Esq. The church is old but good, and has anoctagonal tower. There are a national school, and charities £19. T. Goodwin, the chaplain of Cromwell, was a native.

Rollesby through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 05th December 2019

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