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Norfolk: Edingthorpe

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

EDINGTHORPE is a parish 3 miles N.E. by E. of North Walsham, in Smallburgh union, Tunstead hundred, North Walsham county court district, Happing and Tunstead petty sessional division, North Walsham polling district of North Norfolk, Norfolk archdeaconry, Norwich county court and bankruptcty district, and Waxham rural deanery. The rateable value in 1881 was 1253. It had 189 inhabitants in 1881, and comprises 697A. 3R. 31P. of land. The soil belongs to J. Mack, Esq. (lord of the manor), M. Neave, and J. Walpole, Esqrs., Earl Kimberley, and Messrs. Charles and William Turner.

The CHURCH (All Saints) comprises nave, chancel, south porch, and tower. The latter is round at the base and octagonal above, and contains three bells. The building has been recently restored and refitted by subscription. The screen is handsome and of the Decorated period, having the tracery supported by small circular shafts with capitals and bases; these were originally ornamented with spiral bands of colour. The lower panels have six paintings of saints, now nearly obliterated. There is a piscina in the nave, and near the north door is a stoup-niche.

The living is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at 5. 5s. 2d., in the patronage of the Queen, as Duchess of Lancaster. The Rev. Joseph Lawson Sisson, B.A., is the resident incumbent, and occupies the rectory house. The glebe is 17A. 3R. 34P., and the tithes were commuted in 1840 for 240 per annum.

A SCHOOL BOARD was established in 1875 for the united parishes of Paston and Edingthorpe, and consists of the Rev. J.L. Sisson, B.A. (chairman), the Rev. Thos. J. Cooper, B.A., and Messrs. Thos. Purdy, Matthew Neave, and Thomas S. Bush, Esqrs. Mr. George Hastings, of Knapton, is the clerk. The new school, which is situated in this parish, was built in 1877, at a cost of 1150, to accommodate 80 children.

POST from Norwich, via North Walsham.

	Blyth     Mrs Ellen       schoolmistress
	Bush      Thomas Salmon   farmer
	Fuller    Adam            farmer
	Landymore Robert          brickmaker
	Larter    Richard         blacksmith
	Neave     Isaac           farmer and overseer
	Norgate   Henry           farmer
	Pestell   William         shopkeeper, beerseller,
	            Bartholomew     plumber & paintr
	Plumbly   Charles         farmer
	Sisson    Rev. Joseph     rector, The Rectory
	            Lawson, B.A.
	Turner    William         landowner
	Wiley     Francis         sexton
	Withers   Francis         farmer & carpenter

See also the Edingthorpe parish page.

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Copyright Pat Newby.
January 2003