BALE, or Bailthley, on a declivity, 5 miles W. by S. of Holt, has in its parish 229 souls, and 1041A. of land, all arable, except 200A. of wood and pasture. Sir L. Jones, Bart., owns part of the soil, and is lord of the manor.
The CHURCH (All Saints,) has a square tower and four bells; and near it is the lifeless trunk of a large oak, in the hollow of which twelve men might have stood upright, in Blomefield's time. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10. 13s. 4d., is consolidated with Gunthorpe rectory, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. J.H. Sparke. The glebe here is 21A. 39P., and the tithes of Bale were commuted, in 1839, for £311. 10s. per annum. The CHURCH LAND is 2A.
The sum of £16. 10s., left to the poor by Chpr. Ringer, in 1678, was laid out in land, which was exchanged at the enclosure, in 1811, for 4A. 1R. 22P., now let for £6. 5s.
Abram Wm. shoemaker Farrow Robt. miller & baker Harrold Robt. vict. Angel and Oak Key John Sayer bricklayer Long Mrs. Amy Packer Rev. Robt. curate Waldegrave, B.A. farmers Abram John (owner) Arnold Samuel Burrell John Curtis Charles Greve Robert Gutteridge John (owner) Long James
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