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Norfolk: Corpusty

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

CORPUSTY is a village and parish, on the south side of the river Bure, 5½ miles N.W. by W. of Aylsham, and 6 miles S.S.E. of Holt, and is in Aylsham union and county court district, South Erpingham hundred and petty sessional division, Norwich bankruptcy district, Reepham polling district of North Norfolk, and Ingworth rural deanery. It has a rateable value of £1425, and had 379 inhabitants in 1881, living on 1018 acres. The parish belongs chiefly to Colonel C.R. St. John Ives and Colonel W.E.G.L. Bulwer, the latter of whom is lord of the manor of Stinton and Heydon, which extends into this parish.

The CHURCH (St. Peter) comprises nave, chancel, and tower with one bell. The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £4 12s. 8d., and augmented from 1746 to 1810, with £1000 of Queen Anne's Bounty, is now only worth £62 per annum. The Bishop of Norwich is patron, and the Rev. James H. Watson, M.A., of Saxthorpe, sequestrator. The tithes were commuted about twenty years ago for £256 a year, of which £17 are payable to the Earl of Orford, who owns about 40A. in the parish, and the remainder belongs to Colonel Ives, the impropriator.

The Primitive Methodists have a chapel, with Sunday School attached, built in 1859. The common of 49A. has been enclosed under an Act passed in 1863.

A School Board was established in 1875, for the united districts of Corpusty, Saxthorpe, and Irmingland. The school, which is situated in this parish, was erected in 1880, at an outlay of about £1000. The present Board consists of Rev. J.H. Watson (chairman), Mr. W.A. Dixon (vice-chairman), and Messrs. G.R. Rice, G. Gayford, S. Goldsmith, E. Cornish, and D.W.C. Warren. Mr. Thomas Hase is the clerk.

POST viâ Norwich. Reepham and Aylsham are the nearest Money Order Offices.

	Arthurton Geo.          blacksmith & farmer
	Bateman   William       vict. Horse Shoes
	Betts     Abraham       bootmaker
	Burton    Joseph        wheelwright
	Dingle    Henry         farm bailiff
	Eke       Miss Hannah   grocer and draper
	Fitt      John          shopkeeper
	Flogdell  Henry         vict. Duke's Head
	Fowell    Samuel        farmer
	Goldsmith Samuel        miller & merchant
	Hipperson John          bricklayer
	Johnson   Jeffery Denn  farmer; h Bury St. Edmunds
	Kiddell   George        farmer
	Ling      William       farmer
	Mays      James         victualler, Wheat Sheaf
	Pinchen   James         mineral water and baking powder
	Pinchen   John          baker
	Platten   Henry         parish clerk
	Rickus    Wm. Charles   Board schlmaster
	Skerrett  George        baker
	Thornton  Adam          bootmaker
	Utting    Edward        farmer and butcher
	Warren    Daniel W.C.   frmr.; h Heydon
	Westney   Richard       bricklayer

See also the Corpusty parish page.

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July 2009