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Norfolk: Alpington

White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

ALPINGTON, a pleasant village on the southern acclivity of a lofty ridge, near Yelverton, 6½ miles S.E. by S. of Norwich, has in its parish 197 souls, and about 520 acres of land, mostly belonging to the Earl of Rosebery.

Its church was dilapidated many centuries ago, and no traces of it now remain. Its rectory has been consolidated from an early period with that of Yelverton, a parish on the opposite side of the hill, with which Alpington was united also for the support of the poor, till about 1836. The tithes of the two parishes have been commuted for about £410 per annum.

The Fuel Allotment, awarded to the poor of Alpington, at the enclosure, is 9A. 1R. 31P. They have also a share of Rant's Charity, as noticed with Yelverton.

Here is a small National School.

DIRECTORY:-

Bacon          John        beer seller
Freston        Jas.        blacksmith
Tovell         John        wheelwright
Whitmore       Geo.        plumber and glazier
Whitmore       Zebdh.      shoemaker

farmers
Andrews        Samuel
High           William
Leister        John
Minister       Jas.
Nichols        Widow
Reeder         Chas.
Ward           Randall

See also the Alpington parish page.

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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
November 1999