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Norfolk: Bawburgh

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

BAWBURGH is a village and parish, on both sides of the river Yare, 5 miles W. of Norwich, containing 404 souls, and 1362A. of land, in Lord Stafford's manor of Costessey; but Sir Woodbine Parish, Kt., J.S. Muskett, Esq., and some others, have estates here.

The CHURCH (St. Mary and St. Walstan) was partly rebuilt in 1309, and thoroughly repaired in 1638. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £13. 7s. 6d., and is in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich, and incumbency of the Rev. Geo. Carter. The former are appropriators of the rectorial tithes, which are leased to Mr. Muskett, and were commuted in 1840 for £251, and the vicarial tithes for £109 per annum.

On Mr. Cross's farm, is St. Walstan's Well, supposed to possess extraordinary healing virtues.

The poor have the dividends of £50 three per cent. consols, left in 1809, by John Wagstaffe. Here is a school for poor children, partly supported by J.J. Gurney, Esq.

DIRECTORY:

	Blyth    Sarah        vict. King's Head
	Brown    John         blacksmith
	Candler  Edward       miller
	Child    David        baker
	Claydon  Chas. Thos.  boarding school
	Cole     Jas.         vict. Cock
	Cole     John         smith and wheelwright
	Davey    Walter       butcher
	Dawson   Peter        shopkpr. and farrier
	Fisk     Edw.         saddler
	Frost    Wm.          tailor
	Parker   Jerh.        shoemaker
	Sturgess Wm.          schoolr. and registrar
	Tann     Samuel       cooper, carpenter, &c.

	   farmers.

	Cross    Thos.
	Hart     Wm.
	Page     Robt., sen.
	           & jun.

See also the Bawburgh parish page.

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
January 2016