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Post Office and Stores 

Originally a two-story thatched building, which became one storey as the result of a fire. We do not have a date for this.

The house, part of which was used as a Post Office until 1975, was built in the mid 18th century. In colourwashed red brick laid in Flemish bond under a hipped pantile roof. There is a rear outshut of coursed whole flints with brick dressing. The east bay is a late 19th century addition. The rear elevation has a brick washhouse.

Families Who Lived at Post Office and Stores:

1865    John GOOSE has shop at Horsey

1880's  Mr T and Mrs M GOOSE and family at the shop.

1890   Mr T and Mrs M GOOSE - Grocer, Draper, Coaldealer, Post Office. Mr Thomas GOOSE may also have done some farming.

1900    Mrs GOOSE (as above) - House extended to accommodate extra family.

1915    Mrs GOOSE

1923    Mrs GOOSE dies. Post Office run by Fred and Beatrice GOOSE (Son and Daughter-in-Law)

1929    Fred GOOSE dies - wife runs it all

1930    Mrs Beatrice GOOSE helped by her daughter Freda HAZELL, who lives with her. (Freda's husband and son Robert also live there)

1938    Mrs B. GOOSE and Mr & Mrs HAZELL

1961    Beatrice GOOSE dies. Mrs HAZELL runs Post Office and Shop

1974    Closure of Post Office and Shop

1998   Mrs HAZELL leaves

2001   Converted to 2 dwellings.


Horsey Photohistory

A Genealogical CD, in PDF format so can be read by any computer, containing almost 200 high quality photographs, all from private sources, depicting the life and times of this idyllic Norfolk Broadland village.

Never-before-seen photographs of the Horsey Flood of 1938, together with people and events in village life, covering the past 120 years.

Cost of CD, including postage and packing to any destination is