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Norfolk: Ashill

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

ASHILL, a scattered village, on a commanding eminence, 3 miles N.N.W. of Watton, and 6 miles S.E. of Swaffham, has in its parish 637 souls, and 2970A. of land, in the manors of Uphall, Collards, and Gaines, of which Lord Ashburton is lord; and Panworth Hall, of which the Earl of Leicester is lord; but part of the soil belongs to several smaller owners.

The Church (St Nicholas) is a handsome fabric, in the pointed style, with a tower and six bells. It was repewed in 1827, and its east window is richly decorated with stained glass.

The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £19.13s.6½d., has 32A. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £1010, awarded in 1841, in lieu of tithes. The Rev. B. Edwards is patron and incumbent.

Here is a National School, built in 1820.

The Church Land was exchanged at the enclosure for 3A. 10P., let for £4.10s. The Fuel Allotment, awarded at the enclosure, in 1786, comprises 30A., let for £31.10s. a year. At the same time, two allotments were awarded to the owners or occupiers of messuages in the parish, not occupying more than £5 a year, viz., 5A., to turn their geese upon, and 58A. 24P., as a common pasture for their cattle.

	Allcock   John             wheelwright
	Cadge     Robert           vict. White Hart
	Darsley   Wm.              schoolmaster & vict. Crown
	Edwards   Rev Bartholomew  Rectory
	Gardiner  Morris           grocer & draper
	Garner    Stephen          blacksmith
	Green     Daniel           baker and brewer
	Leggate   Samuel           miller
	Lockett   Goddard
	Thompson  Wm.              carpenter
	Towler    Mrs
	Twaits    Wm.              shopkeeper & shoemkr

	   FARMERS.

	Boyce     Eliz.
	Chandler  Henry
	Hartt     Robert           Uphall
	Jary      Robert
	Mallows   Robert
	Oldfield  Hy.
	Wrightup  Thos.

See also the Ashill parish page.

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November 1999