BLOFIELD, which gives name to this Hundred, is a large village and parish, containing many neat houses, 1112 inhabitants, and 2277 acres of land, pleasantly situated on the Yarmouth turnpike, 7 miles E. of Norwich. H.N. Burroughes, Esq., is lord of tha manor, which was held by the Bishop till about the year 1070; but the land belongs to a number of freeholders, several of whom reside here.
The CHURCH (St. Andrew,) has a fine lofty tower, and six bells, and was re-pewed and otherwise improved in 1819, at the cost of £350. New western doors were erected in 1844, made from the timber of an oak tree which had been planted in the churchyard by the late rector.
The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £23. 6s. 8d., and in 1831, at £933, is in the patronage of Caius College, Cambridge, and incumbency of the Rev. John Drew Borton, M.A., who rebuilt the Rectory House, &c., in 1805-'6. The tithes were commuted in 1845. The glebe is 61A. 3R. 22P.
The Wesleyans have a chapel here.
The School-house and garden were given in 1727 by the Rev. Chas. Reeve, who left out of his estate at Halvergate, the following yearly rent-charges, viz.:- £10 to the schoolmaster, for teaching ten poor children; 52s. for the weekly distribution of 1s. worth of bread; 40s. for distribution on Whitsunday; and 35s. for clothing three poor widows at Christmas. The School-room was enlarged by subscription in 1813.
The Poor's Land, 37A. 29P., allotted at the enclosure in 1805, is let for £66 a year, which is distributed in coals. The poor have also a yearly rent-charge of £2, left by a Mr. Buttifant, out of land now belonging to Mrs. Jary.
A Hiring Session for servants, is held here a few days before Old Michaelmas; and Petty Sessions are held at the Globe and King's Head alternately, every other Monday. The POST-OFFICE is at the Globe, where letters are received from Norwich every morning.
Bane Joseph vict. King's Head Bane Mr Matthew Bayes John thatcher Barnes Fiddy policeman Benstead Thomas saddler, &c Boast Robert machine maker Borton Rev John Drew, M.A. Rectory Brundell Wm. watchmaker Cheyne John chimney sweeper Codling Wm. Hy. Union and magistrates' clerk, supt. regr. & schoolr Coleman Timothy vety. surgeon Dobson Wm. hair dresser Eade Peter surgeon and registrar Evans Thomas cooper Gapp Rd. Rant schoolr. & tea dlr Garrard Misses Goulder Robert chief constable, &c Greaves Rev Thos. Berkeley vicar of South Lynn Haggata Leonard vict. Swan Jary Mrs gent Lambert Thomas tinner & brazier Lincoln John cattle dealer Lynes Jph. machine mkr. & wheelgt Mace Robt. gent Miles Lieut. Edmund, R.N. Mingay John W. cabinet maker Overed John farrier Onslow Rev Wm. L. Parker Mrs My. Postle Jeposaphat relieving officer Read Richard cattle dealer Reeve James schoolmaster Ringer Mr John Rising Edward corn miller Rix Mrs Bridget Rogers Mrs Sarah corn miller Riches Thomas hawker Sillett Mrs Sarah schoolmistress Tuck John Hy. Esq. High House Tuck Misses gentlewomen Tunmore John sawyer Ward Joseph vict. Globe Inn Beer Houses. Bricklayers. Brown John Clarke Wm. Gowen Benj. Rushmore Anty. Withers John Blacksmiths. Butchers. Sawyer Richard Caston Wm. Scurll Wm. Hilling John Sizer Henry Read Rt. jun. Woodrow John Redgment Robt. FARMERS. Allen John Grimble James Browne Wm. Hardesty Wm. Browne W. jun Lillystone Mrs Brooks Wm. Long Robert Crow Robert Morris Wm. Edrich Henry Osborne Wm. Ellis Henry Postle Jsha. D. Goulder Robert Riches Thomas Goulder Rt. jun. Southgate Henry (and maltster) Waters Robert Gardeners. Shoemakers. Hazel Charles Bailey John Hazel Samuel Bell Robert Patterson Henry Bulley Robert Clarke Charles Fox Richard Gowen Benjamin Harpley Tovel Shalders Robert Joiners, &c. Shopkeepers. Benns Thomas Benns Thomas Broom John Bowens Jas. (baker) Lynes Joseph Bunn Samuel Mingay John W Fisher Wm. Rushmore Rt. Rushmore Robt. Stockings Wm. (& builder) Salisbury Walter Tabor Edward Plumbers, Glaziers, Tailors. & Painters. Crow Wm. Emms Hy. W. Dunt Adam Fisher Wm. Pyle Henry Fox George Lusher Rebecca
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