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Norfolk: Barford

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

BARFORD parish has a village of detached houses, 7 miles W. of Norwich, and contains 417 souls, and 1059 acres of land. Mr John Leeder is lord of the manor, but many others have estates here.

The CHURCH (St. Botolph,) is a small edifice, with a square tower and three bells. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £4. 8s. 4d., was augmented, in 1732, with £20, given by the Rev. Jeremiah Revans, and £200 of Queen Anne's bounty. The Rev. Henry Franklin, of Norwich, is patron and incumbent, and has half of the rent of 30A. of glebe, the other moiety of which belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Norwich. The tithes were commuted, in 1839, for £360 per annum.

The Wesleyans have a small chapel here.

In 1711, Jeremiah Revans gave a yearly rent-charge of 16s. out of land at Little Melton, for distributions of bread among the poor; and by his will, in 1725, he charged his lands at East Tuddenham with the yearly payment of 30s. to Barford, as follows: 10s. for a sermon, 10s. for the poor, in bread, and 10s. to be distributed in bibles and prayer-books.

In 1813, Samuel Nash charged an estate here (160A.) with the yearly payment of £20, which is distributed among the poor parishioners, chiefly in coals. Ferdinand Ives, Esq., now owns most of the land charged, and pays £15. 12s. 6d. of this annuity, and the rest is paid by Mrs. Amy Nash, owner of the remainder.

DIRECTORY:

	Blyth     Wm.           smith and vict., King William
	Hipperson Thos.         bricklayer
	Land      Hy.           vict. Cock Inn
	Lee       Robert        carpenter
	Lewis     J.            tailor
	Nash      Mrs. Amy
	Robins    Jas.          shopkpr.
	Rudd      Mark          wheelwright
	Webb      Goldspring    shopkpr.

	   yeomen                  farmers

	Agus      John          Atmore      John
	Hinsby    Robert        Girdlestone John
	Lee       Robt.         Tice        Richard
	Leeder    John          Warby       Robert

See also the Barford parish page.

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January 2016