[Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]
CROWNTHORPE, a small village and parish, 2 miles W.N.W. of Wymondham, has 111 souls, and 685 acres of land, all (except 16A. 16P. of glebe,) the property of Lord Wodehouse, the patron of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £4. 12s. 6d., and now having a yearly rent of £150, awarded in 1841, in lieu of tithes.
The Rev. Algernon Wodehouse is the incumbent, and contributed liberally towards the restoration of the Church (St. James,) which was new roofed and handsomely refitted with open seats, &c., in 1844. A commodious Rectory House is about to be erected.
The parish was enclosed in 1777, and the poor have 10s. a year from Hendry's Charity. (See Wymondham.)
Barker Meshach blacksmith Harvey Mrs. Sar. Cottage Howlett Jph. Gilman farmer Morris Mattw. brickmaker and farmer Nichols Edw. shopkeeper Smith John farmer Wodhouse [sic] Rev. A. rector
See also the Crownthorpe parish page.
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