Temporary ACC 2021/227 - Papers relating to Castle Acre, Norfolk

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ACC 2021/227


Papers relating to Castle Acre, Norfolk


  • 1923-1958 (Creation)

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1 folder

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(fl 1980s-)

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A member of Castle Acre Happy Circle.

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These papers papers descended from the Highe family of Castle Acre to the Offord family, also of Castle Acre.
Revd John Hague Bloom became vicar of Castle Acre in 1836, and lived at 'The Grove' in Castle Acre because the parsonage was in a poor state. One of his daughters, Sarah Curtis, married Mr Highe, the village builder (the Highes had lived in Castle Acre since at least the 17th century). Their son, Francis G. Highe had a daughter, Mary Maud, who married a Mr Offord some time before 1925. The Highes lived at the Grove after Revd Bloom's widow died in the 1880s; following that, the Offords lived there until the 1960s.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 23 February 2022 (ACC 2021/227). Added to catalogue 23 February 2022 by JW.

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Handwritten notes by Francis G. Highe 'Some curious customs connected with churches and churchyards'nd [? 1924] (1 file). Photocopies of deeds re house and butcher's shop in Bailey Street, Castle Acre, originals (includes abstracts of title, one party in the 1929 deed is Gertrude Highe) 1923-1931, and the Red Lion, Castle Acre, with adjoining house and shop, 1958, with abstract of title 1935. Photocopies undated [late 20th century].
'Castleacre Pageant July 1927' (printed).

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Mould brushed off pageant booklet. Rest good.

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