Yexley Coat of Arms
Yexley - Yaxley Scenes

Here we hope to build a collection of old photographs connected with the Yexley, Yaxley, Yeaxlee buildings and their suroundings . if you have a pictures please contact me on peter@yexley.com.

Yaxley Manor House

Yaxley Manor House is situated on the Norfolk/Suffolk border in England's countryside close to the market town of Diss. The original Manor, built for John Fanner in 1520 is of timber frame construction, clad in brickwork, lying in six acres of garden and grazing. To the rear of the Manor House is the courtyard where the barns and coach house have been converted to holiday cottages. link

 

 

 

The Church of St.Mary Yaxley

On the floor in the southwest corner is the stone base of a holy water stoup, and the stone benches (brick until 1868) are a reminder that much business was done in church porches; here the annual distribution of £5 to the poor was made from the pension endowed by Francis Yaxley in 1565. The founder of the Yaxley family, whose manor of Bulls Hall cum Blogate Hall lay to the south of the village was one John Herberd alias Yaxley. In his will of 1459 he desired to be buried in the north porch of Yaxley church, 'the rest of the porch to be paved at my cost'. The slabs formerly bearing brasses to John and his son Richard (died 1503) were to be seen in the porch floor until 1868, but were, like many other things, swept away then in the spirit of 'improvement'. The driving force behind this mid-Victorian restoration was William Henry Sewell, Vicar from 1861 to his death in 1896, and the east and west windows of the porch commemorate Herberd and Sewell respectively. link

Church of St.Mary ,Yaxley

 

 

YAXLEY FIRE STATION

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Yaxley Fire Crew

 

 

Village Green, Yaxley.

Sent by same source as Fire Station Picture. Any information would be gratefully received

Yaxley Village Green

Yaxley Guildhall

YAXLEY GUILDHALL - Once called The Guild of St. Thomas Martyr in Yaxley, ‘in 1587,

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