CALTHORPE, 3½ miles N. of Aylsham, has in its parish 214 souls, and 1056A. 3R. 3P. of land, mostly the property of the Earl of Orford, the impropriator of the rectory, and lord of the manor.
The Church (St. Margaret,) is a discharged vicarage, certified at £27, and valued, in 1831, at £143. The Norwich Charity Trustees are patrons, and the Rev. Wm. Heath Marsh, of Erpingham, is the incumbent. The glebe is 24A. 1R. 17P., and the tithes have been commuted for £140 to the vicar, and £195 per annum to the impropriator.
The Town Lands, &c., given by unknown donors, were mostly exchanged at the enclosure in 1821, and now consist of a house, barn, cottage, and 14A. 1R. 1P., let for £29. 10s. a year, formerly applied with the poor rates, but now distributed in clothing, fuel, &c.
Burrell John Elden blacksmith Elden Christopher wheelwright Elden John wheelwright Lambert Hy. shoemaker Newstead Benj. timber merchant Newstead John E. grocer and wheelwright Platten Robert vict., Saracen's Head Farmers Gilham Stephen Hook Rd. Horner Fras. Ives Robert Platten RobertPp. Newstead and Robert Woods, carriers to Norwich, Wednesday and Saturday.
Hook Hall and Kybald Hall are farm houses.
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