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Norfolk: Aldborough

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883

[Transcription copyright © Richard Johns]

ALDBOROUGH, or Alborough, a pleasant village surrounding a level green, 5 miles N. by W. of Aylsham, is in Erpingham union, Holt county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, North Erpingham petty sessional division and hundred, Aldborough polling district of North Norfolk, Repps rural deanery and Norfolk archdeaconry. It had 352 inhabitants in 1881, living on 769 acres, and had a rateable value of £959 17s. 6d., and a gross estimated rental of £2,201 7s. 6d. A small stock fair is held on the 21st and 22nd of June, unless the 21st fall [sic] on Saturday, when it is held on the following Monday and Tuesday.

Part of the parish is in Lord Suffield's manor of Hanworth, but a great part of the soil belongs to James Gay, Esq., who resides at New Hall, a handsome mansion, which was erected in 1636, and enlarged in 1818, and stands in a well-wooded lawn. The manor of Aldborough was long held by the De Herewards, and was carried in marriage by the heiress of T. Parker, Esq., to the Gays, about the close of the 16th century. Herbert Cook and George Gunton, Esqrs., Mr. James Bone, Mrs. Sutton, and some smaller owners have also estates here.

The CHURCH (St. Mary) is a neat edifice, which was mostly rebuilt in 1847, at a cost of £750, and comprises nave with north aisle, chancel, and south porch, but no tower. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8, now having 26A. of glebe, and a yearly rent-charge of £200, awarded in 1839, in lieu of tithes. Lord Suffield is patron, and the Rev. Arthur Charles Davis, B.A. is the incumbent. The vicarage house was built in 1834.

Aldborough is united with Thurgarton for School Board purposes. The Church Land is 2A. 2R. The Primitive Methodists have a small chapel here.

POST OFFICE at Mrs. Sarah Wilkin's. Letters from Norwich viâ Hanworth arrive at 7.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m., and depart at 3.30 p.m. and 5.30 a.m. Hanworth is the nearest Money Order and Telegraph Office.

	Alborough  Charles         grocer and draper
	Austin     Watts           farmer
	Bacon      Ezra            wheelwright and carpenter
	Barton     Samuel, B.A.    surgeon, member Norwich Medico-Chirurgical
	             (T.C.D.)        Society, medical officer for North
	             M.B., M.C.      Erpingham, and Aylsham Union, public
	                             vaccinator, &c. The Villa
	Bone       Henry           glass, china, earthenware and general dealer
	Bone       James           (B. & Trollop), and farmer, Manor house
	Bone &                     grocers, drapers and outfitters,
	  Trollop                    and at Thurgarton
	Burton     --              farmer
	Burwick    James           basket maker, stationer and overseer
	Chapman    Henry           baker and currier
	Chapman    Mrs Mary
	             Elizabeth
	Cooke      Wm.             miller & frmr. & surveyor
	Culley     William         fish dlr. & greengrocer
	Davis      Rev. Arthur     rector, The Rectory
	             Charles, B.A.
	Durrant    William         ironmonger and vict. Black Boys Inn
	Gay        James           landowner, The Hall
	Harris     Henry           parish clerk
	Hudson     George Bradford general and furnishing ironmonger, tinner,
	                             brazier, agricultural implement dealer,
	                             oil and colourman, &c.
	Leamon     Robert E.       painter & plumber
	Miller     John Nurse      saddler and ironmonger, tanner and
	                             fellmonger, &c.
	Money      John            shoemaker and postman
	Perkins    Charles         watchmaker
	Robins     Joseph William  butcher
	Sistern    Miss Maria
	Spurgeon   William         butcher and cattle dealer, and pork butcher
	Spurrell   Charles         shopkeeper
	Trollop    Walter          grocer (Bone & T.)
	Ward       James           wheelwright, &c.
	Wilkin     Joseph          vict. Red Lion Inn
	Wilkin     Mrs Sarah       postmistress
	Wilkin     Thomas          shoemaker & postman
	Williamson Crow            fellmonger & glover
	Witham     Frederick       blacksmith
	Worts      William         blacksmith

See also the Aldborough parish page.

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