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Norfolk: Edgefield

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

EDGEFIELD, nearly 3 miles S. of Holt, is a large scattered village, and has in its parish 638 souls, and 2435 acres of land, including 350A. of heath and plantations. It is mostly in the manors of Edgefield-with-Ellingham and Edgefield-Bacons. The executors of the late John Marcon, Esq., are lords of the former, and the Right Hon. J.H. Frere is lord of the latter. Part of the land belongs to Lady Suffield, and G.B. Ballachey, Esq., has a seat here called The Mount, on a lofty eminence, commanding extensive views, in which 30 churches are seen.

The Church (St. Peter and St. Paul,) has an octagonal tower, and a large organ, built by the late W. Mendham, of Holt. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £11. 6s. 8d., and in 1831 at £300, has 16A. 3R. 25P. of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1844. The Exors. of J. Marcon, Esq., are patrons, and the Rev. Wm. Marcon, incumbent.

Here is a Wesleyan and also a Primitive Methodist chapel, and a National school.

In 1738, Simon Woodrow charged his land here with the yearly payment of 40s. to the poor, and 10s. to the church. The rent of 50A. of land (£35,) allotted to the poor at the enclosure in 1815, is carried to the poor rates.

In the following Directory, those marked 1, are at the Green; 2, Mount; 3, the Street; and 4, in North street.

	  Ballachey   Geo. Baker, Esq.  Mount
	1 Brettingham John              baker & shopr
	1 Broughton   Robert            blacksmith, &c
	4 Dagless     Thomas            wheelwright
	1 Ellis       John              shoemaker
	3 Green       Joseph            vict. White Horse
	1 Green       Henry             shoemaker & shopr
	1 Howe        Richard           National schoolmr
	1 Howe        William           cooper
	1 Jordan      Jacob             shoemaker
	1 Ives        Robert            butcher
	  Marcon      Rev Wm., B.A.     rector
	  Norton      Edward            vict. Three Pigs
	4 O'Bryen     Rev Hewitt, A.M.  curate
	1 Ottey       Tabitha           shopkeeper
	1 Peek        John              beerhouse
	3 Pegg        Moses             gardener
	1 Woodyard    Mr James

	                       FARMERS.

	2 Amos        John            1 Seaman     Robt. and Wm.
	1 Bishop      Richd.          1 Starling   Wm.
	3 Emery       Thomas          4 Temple     Robert
	1 Green       Eliz.           3 Towler     Jude
	3 Jacobs      Jermh.          3 Williams   Val.
	3 Jacobs      Henry             Wood       Richard
	1 Lugg        Thomas          1 Woodyard   Wm.
	1 Merrison    Wm.

See also the Edgefield parish page.

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
January 2009