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Norfolk: Burnham Sutton with Ulph

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

BURNHAM ULPH AND SUTTON now form one parish, with a small village, adjoining the east end of the market town of Burnhan [sic] Westgate, and comprising 355 inhabitants, and 1,450A. of land, chiefly lying in two farms, one belonging to the Earl of Leicester, and the other called Muckleton, the property of the Earl of Orford, and distant 2 miles S.W. of the village.

Sutton Church (All Saints,) has long been a venerable ruin; but it is all gone, except the tower and part of the north wall of the nave.

Ulph Church, dedicated to St. Albert or Ethelbert, is a small edifice, with a single bell, hanging between two turrets at the west end.

The rectory of Burnham Sutton, valued in the King's Book at 17 10s., and in 1831 at 669, is in the gift of the Crown, and is enjoyed by the Hon. and Rev. Fredk. Hotham, M.A., with the vicarage of Burnham Overy. Annexed to it are medieties of the rectories of Burnham Norton and Ulph, and the other moiety of the latter is annexed to Burnham Westgate.

The Methodists have a small chapel here.

	Waller    John         victualler, Nelson
	Beverley  Robert       bricklayer
	Allen     William      shoemaker
	Bolton    Misses       The Nunnery  [see note below]
	Boor      Robert       bricklayer
	Carr      Geo.         blacksmith and beerhouse
	Curson    William      joiner, &c.
	Ellis     William      butcher
	Hillen    Thomas       baker
	Mack      Wm., jun.    farmer, Muckleton
	Overman   John Robert  farmer and chief constable
	Peirson   Mrs.         The Nunnery  [see note below]
	Porritt   Dd.          linen manufr., maltster, and seed merchant
	Raydon    Benjamin     shoemaker
	Sainty    J. and R.    ironmongers, and brass and iron founders

Note: In the original this is:
    Peirson Mrs., and Misses Bolton, The Nunnery

The names of the churches appear to have been wrongly attributed. St Ethelbert's at Burnham Sutton is in ruins. All Saints is still in use.

See also the Burnham Sutton with Ulph parish page.

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July 2002