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Norfolk: Great Ellingham

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

[Transcription copyright © Pamela Littlefair]

ELLINGHAM (GREAT) is a dispersed village, 2 miles N.W. of Attleborough. Its parish has 838 inhabitants, and 2530 acres of land, mostly the property of Lord Walsingham, and Messrs. Benj. Barnard and Wm. Norton; the former of whom is lord of the largest manor, called Bury Hall, (fines arbitrary,) and the rest of the parish is in the manors of the Rectory and Ellingham Hall, the latter of which is an ancient moated farm-house.

The CHURCH (St. James the Apostle,) is a large fabric, with a square tower, a spire, and five bells. The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £6. 5. 10d., was augmented in 1722-3, with £200 of Queen Anne's bounty, and 200 given by the Rev. J. Cator. It is consolidated with the rectory of Little Ellingham, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. S. Colby, as noticed at page 365 [which is the entry for Little Ellingham]. The tithes were commuted in 1843. The vicar of Carbrooke has the great tithes of 200 acres, and the rest are in Chancery.

Here is a Baptist, and also a Wesleyan Chapel, and the former, built in 1820, has an endowment of £30 per annum. The Fuel Allotment, 54A. 1R. 32P., was awarded at the enclosure, in 1799, and is let for £90 a year.

The POST OFFICE is at Jas. Rose's. Letters daily from Attleborough.

	Barnard     John Robert        gentleman
	Barnard     Lydia              vict. Crown
	Dennis      Benj.              parish clerk
	Hooke       John               shoemaker & currier
	Houchen     S.                 shoemaker
	Lebbell     Robert             vict. Chequers
	Leeder      Wm. sen. and jun.  farriers
	Poll        Robert             gardener
	Powell      Rev Alfred         (Baptist min.)
	Sayer       John               corn miller
	Starke      James              shoemaker
	Stebbings   Michael            butcher

	   Bakers.                        Grocers, &c.

	Lane        Aaron              Rose     James
	Warren      Wm.                Willemer Richd.

	   Beerhouses.                    Wheelwrights.

	Bartram     John               Brooks    William
	Rivett      Jonathan           Chaplain  Edwd. and William

	   Blacksmiths.

	Castleton   Jonas
	Lebbell     Robert
	Yeomans     Roger


	   FARMERS.

	Adams       John
	Barnard     B.                 (Hall)
	Barnard     John
	Barnard     James              (& corn mert.)
	Colman      Edward
	Colman      James
	Downes      Wm.
	Lynn        William
	Mann        Mary
	Rose        John
	Warren      Samuel             (and tanner)

See also the Great Ellingham parish page.

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
February 1999