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Norfolk: Little Barningham

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

[Transcription copyright © Richard Johns]

BARNINGHAM, (LITTLE) 6 miles N.W. by N. of Aylsham, has in its parish 229 souls, and 1225A. of land, mostly belonging to the Earl of Orford, and Messrs. Page and Leake. The former is lord of the manor, which was anciently held by a family of its own name, who obtained a charter for a market and fair here, in the reign of Edward I.

In 1312, Sir Henry Seagrave and 26 others came to the manor house, and pricked and cut the mother of Wm. de Berningham, to force her to tell them of her money and jewels, for which they were indicted, but produced the king's pardon.

The Church (St. Andrew,) has a square tower, and the living is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £5.15s.2½d., and now having £260 per annum, awarded in 1839 in lieu of tithes. Messrs. G.T. and G.L. Graver, and G.B. Knight, are patrons, and the Rev. John Custance Leake is incumbent.

Directory:

	Barber      John        farmer
	Fish        Wm.         wheelwright
	Hardy       Thomas      farmer
	Newstead    Barnabas    bricklayer and shopkeeper
	Overton     Wm.         farmer
	Page        Geo., Esq.  farmer
	Pygall      Geo.        shoemaker
	Pygall      John        shopkeeper
	Riseborough Thos.       rabbit merchant
	Spurrell    Richard     farmer

See also the Little Barningham parish page.

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April 2001