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Norfolk: Ellingham

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

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

ELLINGHAM, on the north bank of the Waveney, 2 miles E.N.E. of Bungay, and 4 miles S. Loddon, has in its parish 398 souls, and 1302A. of land. John Kerrich, Esq., owns a great part of the soil, and is lord of the manor, but the Hall is the seat of Col. Smith.

The Church (St Mary,) is an ancient fabric, and the living is a rectory, valued in K.B. at £12, and in 1831 at £421, in the patronage of the Master of Magdalen College, Cambridge, and incumbency of the Rev. Rt. Cobb. The glebe is 120A. and the tithes have been commuted. The TOWN LANDS, mostly granted in the 16th century for the payment of tenths and fifteenths, and the relief of the poor, by the wills of Richd. Chamberlain and others, and partly by allotment and exchange, at the enclosure in 1806, consist of about 31A., with two cottages, now let for about £41 a year. The Poor's Allotment, 20A., was awarded at the enclosure, and is now let for £16 per annum. The poor of Ellingham have about £27 yearly from Bonfellow's Charity, as noticed with Kirby-Cane. The income derived from the sources above-named, amount to about £83 per annum, which is carried to the churchwarden's account, out of which the poor receive yearly distributions of about the following amounts, viz.:-- £37 in coals; £9 in bread and flour; £7 10s. in blankets; £1 10s. in tea and sugar; £4 17s. in shillings and sixpences at Easter; and £5 10s. in apprentice fees. They have also an annuity of 20s., left by one Packard, about 1822, out of a farm belonging to Mrs. Talent.

Directory:-

Barber     Robert       grocer
Botwright               brickmaker
Burstall   Robt.        miller and coal merchant
Cobb       Rev. Robert  Rectory
Gooda      John         butcher
Gordon     Alex.        vict., Lock House
Hall       Thos.        butcher
High       Jas.         vict., White Horse
Nunn                    brickmaker
Smith      Colonel      Hall
Smith      Robert       millwright, &c.
Spanton    Wm.          blacksmith
Ward       James        vict., Bird-in-Hand

   farmers.
Barwick    Wm.
Boltitude  Jarvis
Boon       Charles
Chase      Robert
Fisk       Anthony      (owner)
Lynes      Joseph       (owner)
Palmer     John
Pettit     Widow        (owner)
Read       Benj.
Walker     Robert

See also the Ellingham parish page.

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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
January 2003