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Norfolk: Antingham

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

ANTINGHAM, 2 miles N.W. of North Walsham, has in its parish 271 souls, and 1509 acres of land, in which are two lakes or ponds, forming the principal source of the river Ant, which was made navigable to the eastern boundary of this parish in 1826, as has been seen at page 474 [which is the entry for Tunstead Hundred]. On the lower pond a bone mill has been erected by Lord Suffield, who owns the whole parish, and is lord of the manor, which was formerly held by a family of its own name, under the Bigods.

There were anciently two parish CHURCHES here in the same enclosure; but that dedicated to St. Margaret has long been in ruins, and only a part of its tower now remains; and its vicarage, valued in the King's Book at 5. 6s. 8d., is consolidated with North Walsham. For this sinecure, the vicar of North Walsham receives 28. 10s. per annum from the rector of Antingham, in lieu of tithes.

The church now in use is dedicated to St. Mary, and has a square embattled tower, with several inscriptions to the Fermour, Keeson, and Kemp families, and a fine brass, on which are portrayed figures of Richard Calthorp, Esq., and his children. It is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at 6. 3s. 1d. Lord Suffield is the patron, and the Rev. John Dolphin, B.A., is the incumbent, and has 42A. of glebe, and 368. 10s. a year, awarded in 1839. in lieu of tithes. A new Rectory House, in the Italian style, was built in 1844, at the cost of about 1700, of which 1000 was borrowed from Queen Anne's Bounty.

The poor have yearly, 8s. left by Thomas Kirbye, in 1630, and the value of two coombs of wheat out of Lord Suffield's estate, in lieu of an ancient commonwright.

	Allison    James           bone crusher
	Dolphin    Rev John, B.A.  Rectory
	Powell     John            blacksmith
	Thornton   Charles         shopkeeper
	Walpole    Jonas           vetny. surgeon
	Watts      Iriland         vict. Barge
	Wortley    John            schoolmaster

	   FARMERS.

	Barcham    Jededah         (& maltster)
	Bell       John            carrier
	Coleman    John
	Cranfield  Wm.
	Crowe      Elizabeth
	Helsdon    Benj.
	Hewitt     Jno. sen.
	Hewitt     Jno. jun.
	Le Neve    Wm.
	Page       John
	Pratt      Samuel
	Watts      Iriland

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Copyright Pat Newby.
October 2001