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ELLINGHAM (GREAT) is a scattered village, 2 miles N.W. of Attleborough, and its parish is in Wayland union, Attleborough county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Guiltcross and Shropham petty sessional division, Shropham hundred, Attleborough polling district of South Norfolk, Rockland rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It had 652 inhabitants in 1881, living on 2733 acres, and has a rateable value of £5014.
The soil is mostly the property of Lord Walsingham and Messrs. George Barnard, Henry Norton, and George Tyrell Tyrell [sic]. Lord Walsingham is lord of the largest manor, Bury hall, in which the fines are arbitrary, and the rest of the parish is in Ellingham hall and the Rectory manors, of which Thomas Lombe Taylor, Esq., is lord. The Hall, an ancient moated farmhouse, formerly the seat of Sir Roger Potts, Kt., is the property of George Barnard, Esq., but is now occupied by Henry Cobon, Esq. A remarkably fine stone celt and a brass battle axe were discovered some years ago on the estate of the late R. Barnard, Esq.
The CHURCH (St. James the Apostle) is a large structure, comprising nave, aisles, chancel, and square tower with spire and five bells. The piscina and sedilia still remain. The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £6 5s. 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 (which see). The tithes of this parish were commuted in 1843 for about £430 to the impropriator, T.L. Taylor, Esq.: £242 to the vicar, about £60 a year to the vicar of Carbrook, £95 to the representatives of the late Rev. R. Ingram, and about £70 to the Rector of Little Ellingham.
Here are two chapels belonging to the Baptists and Wesleyans. The former has an endowment of £30 a year, and was built in 1824, and enlarged in 1848.
The Fuel Allotment, 54A. 1R. 32P., was awarded at the enclosure in 1799, and is at present let for about £73.
There is a NATIONAL SCHOOL, attended by 60 scholars, and supported by voluntary contributions. There is also a SCHOOL BOARD, having under its control a school for the accommodation of 60 or 65 children.
POST OFFICE at Mr. Edmund Fox's. Letters are received at 4.50 a.m., and despatched at 8.40 p.m., viâ Attleborough, which is the nearest Money Order and Telegraph Office.
Bailey George farmer and owner Barlow George farmer Bowden Robert farmer Bowles Walter farmer; h Rockland Brighton William farmer Butler George miller and baker Caddy Thomas farmer Carter Ellis threshing machine owner and victualler, The Chequers Carter James farmer and drill-owner Carter William Charles schoolmaster Childerhouse Robt. frmr.; h Attleboro' Clarke William farmer Cobon Henry farmer, Ellingham hall Colman Henry farmer Colman Thomas Hovel farmer; h Rockland, St. Peter's Dixon F. grocer, draper and general dealer Dixon Samuel farmer Downes John farmer Ducker James coal dealer & shopkpr Earle Richard farmer Edwards George shoemaker Fox Edmund tailor and postmaster Frost Robert farmer and owner Grice Frederick farmer Hart Mark farmer and fowl dealer Houchen Francis bricklayer & farmer Houchen Jonathan farmer Jude George farmer Kerrison Wm. bricklayer and farmer Kybird Wm. Robt. wheelwright & crpntr Lane Benj. vict. The Prince of Wales Lane James farmer and owner Lebbell Robert blacksmith and vict. The Crown Inn Lebbell Robert Barnard blacksmith Lebbell Wm. carpenter and builder, and agent for Liverpool, London, and Globe Insurance Co Leverington Jas. frmr.; h Attleborough Mace John farmer, vict. and farrier, The Queen's Head Mann Jno. Edwd. frmr. & (h) Rockland Mathews James farmer and owner Meek John blacksmith Neal Alfred farmer Nurse Jacob farm bailiff Painter George farmer Pease Robert farmer Reynolds William farrier Rivett Charles farmer Rivett Mrs Mary farmer Rushbrooke Bros. farmers; & Scoulton Rushbrooke Alban farmer (Rushbrooke Bros.) Berry hall Rushbrooke Ernest Edwin (Rushbrooke Bros.) Berry hall Saunders Mrs A. schoolmistress Self Leonard Wm. farmer and dealer Spurgeon Robert shoemaker Stubings Charles butcher and farmer Surrage Charles farmer Toll Rev. James (retired Baptist) Tufts William fowl dealer Warren Harry harness mkr. & shopkpr Wilkins Mrs Anne shopkeeper Wright Samuel farmer & fowl dealer Wright William farmer
CARRIERS - Jno. Raynor passes through from Rockland to Norwich Wed. & Sat.; John Dye from Rockland to Norwich Tues. and Fri.
See also the Great Ellingham parish page.
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