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Norfolk: Old Catton

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

CATTON, which gives name to a police division, is a delightful suburban village and parish, 2 miles N. of Norwich, having many picturesque mansions, ornamented with tasteful plantations and pleasure grounds, and containing 650 inhabitants, and about 900 acres of land, belonging to a number of proprietors, many of whom reside here, and have purchased the rectorial tithes of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich, who are lords of the manor and patrons of the Church, which is dedicated to St. Margaret, and is a vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £4. 13s. 9d. It has 17A. of glebe, and is now enjoyed by the Rev. Richard Hart, A.B., who has £160 a year in lieu of the vicarial tithes, and £10 a year from the rectorial tithes. The church has a round tower, with an octangular top; and in the interior are many handsome mural monuments, to the Corie, Bronde, Blanks, Brereton, Busby, and other families.

Four boys are sent from this parish to Norman's Free School, in Norwich, founded in 1724, by John Norman, who left 6d. each to 20 poor people yearly, on Nov. 1st. and 20s. to the vicar, and 2s. 6d. to the clerk, for a sermon once in two years. (See p. 128. [which is the entry for Norman's Charity School, in the History of Norwich]) The poor have 10s. a year from the treasurer of the Boy's Hospital, in Norwich, as the amount of Warner's charity to this parish; and a yearly rent-charge of 20s., out of Five Acre Piece, left by Wm. Bussey.

They have likewise 15s. worth of bread yearly from the charities of John and Eliz. Addey, which also provide for the education of four boys from Catton, at a school in Norwich, and for binding them out apprentice when they leave school. (See p. 125. [which is the entry for the Norwich Charity Schools, in the History of Norwich]) A Mr. Whall, at an early period, gave 2½A. of land to the poor of Catton, and in 1826, it was exchanged for 3A. 1R. 16P., which is let out to the industrious poor, in about 13 lots, at 10s. a rood. The rents are distributed at Christmas in bread.

Here is a Free School, supported by subscription; and in the village is a small Wesleyan Chapel. The POST OFFICE is at Mr. Thos. Walker's.

New Catton is a modern suburb, in St. Clement's parish, Norwich.

	Bampton     Rev. Charles      Old Hall
	Beekham     John Rix          baker
	Chitty      Mrs M.A.
	Cocks       Dennis            vict. Woodman
	Cooke       Hy.               solicitor (and Norwich)
	Blowes      Rev. Thos.        Catton Grove
	Cubitt      Captain Henry F.
	Everett     Geo. Syder        gent. Rose Ldg
	Everitt     Wm.               gent.
	Hawtayne    Rear Admiral
	              Chas. S.J.
	Harpley     Charles           shopkeeper
	Hart        Rev. Richard      vicar
	Harvey      Capt. George
	              Frederick
	Heath       Charles           gentleman
	Hipper      Robt.             beerhouse, Maid's Head
	Hobart      Mrs My.
	Holmes      Edmund            vict. Royal Oak
	Jackson     Samuel            tailor
	Longe       Edm. Slingsby
	              & Robt. Esqrs
	Master      Mrs
	Morse       Geo. Esq.         Catton House
	Nickels     Captain John
	Osborne     Mark              bricklayer
	Plowman     Rt.               saddler & vict. Magpie
	Potter      Ambrose           butcher & shopkpr
	Remblance   Thomas            hoop maker
	Rushmore    Wm.               bookkeeper
	Shreeve     John              blacksmith
	Simpson     John              vict. George & Dragon
	Springfield Osborne           merchant
	Tomlinson   Mrs.
	Tooke       John              gent.
	Walker      Thos.             baker and flour dealer
	Webb        Richard           pork butcher
	Wilkinson   John              police superintendt

	                      FARMERS.

	Crowe       Richard           Paul       Wm.
	Dixon       Owen              Randall    John
	Jennings    Wm.               Redgrave   Mark
	Larkman     Martin            Reeve      Wm.

	   Shoemakers.

	Broad       John
	Duffield    George
	Howell      John

See also the Old Catton parish page.

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November 2015