Rushford  Norfolk


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

RUSHFORD, a parish, with Shadwell hamlet, in Thetford district, Norfolk and Suffolk; on the Little Ouse river, 4 miles E S E of Thetford r. station. Post-town, Thetford. Acres, with Snarehill extra-parochial tract, 4, 250. Real property, £1, 380. Pop., 170. Houses, 35. Shadwell Court is the seat of Sir R. ...

J. Buxton, Bart. A spring, called St. Chad's well, once a great resort of pilgrims, is near the mansion. A college for amaster and six priests was founded here, about 1342, by Sir E. Gonville; and was given to the Howards. The living is a donative, exempt from visitation. Value, £100. Patron, Sir R. J. Buxton, Bart. The church wasthat of the college; and consists of nave and chancel, with a tower.

Rushford through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th January 2022

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