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Norfolk: Little Ellingham

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

ELLINGHAM (LITTLE) is a village and parish, 2½ miles S.S.W. of Hingham, and 5 miles E.S.E. of Watton, in Wayland hundred, petty sessional division and union, Attleborough county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Watton polling district of West Norfolk, Breccles rural deanery, and Norwich archdeaconry. It contains 318 inhabitants, living on 1518A. 1R. 10P. of land, of a rateable value of £2642.

The soil belongs to William Colgrave and John C. Tingey, Esqrs.; the former of whom is lord of the manor, in which the fines are arbitrary. The Hall, a handsome mansion of red and white brick, in the Italian style, is the seat of Mrs. Tingey, and was built in 1855. In its pleasure grounds is an ornamental clock tower.

The CHURCH (St. Peter) is a small structure, comprising nave, chancel, and south-western tower with one bell. Several of its windows are enriched with stained glass; and the chancel was restored by the rector in 1863. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £7 1s. 10d., and augmented in 1724-6 with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty and £200 given by the Rev. J. Carter, is now worth nearly £700 per annum, with the vicarage of Great Ellingham annexed, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. S.W. Turner, who has here 36A. of glebe, a good residence, and a yearly rent-charge of £430.

The School is attended by about 40 children.

The Town Lands, 22A., are let for £57, and are managed by trustees, in accordance with a scheme from the Charity Commissioners. The Fuel Allotment, awarded at the enclosure in 1769, is 40A., on which the poor cut furze, but the herbage is let for £20 a year. The parish clerk has 2A. of land, given by an unknown donor. In 1860 a former rector, the Rev. Samuel Colby, left the interest of £500 for church repairs.

LETTER BOX. Letters arrive at 7.30 a.m., and are despatched at 7.40, viâ Attleborough. Hingham is the nearest Post, Money Order and Telegraph Office.

	Allen    Charles         farmer
	Allison  Miles           farmer
	Askew    Charles         farm bailiff
	Beales   James           farmer
	Brunton  Wm.             farmer and parish clerk
	Chapman  Samuel          farmer
	Clarke   Wm. Alfred      farmer & overseer
	Colman   Thos. A.        farmer; h Rockland
	Filby    George          shopkeeper
	Martin   Mrs
	Martin   James           vict. The Crown
	Scent    Alfred          farmer
	Starke   Robert          farmer
	Turner   Rev. S.W.       The Rectory
	Wade     John            farmer
	Walker   Geo.            shopkeeper & shoemaker
	Warren   Daniel William
	           Cocking       farmer, Hall farmer [sic]
	Warren   John            farmer

CARRIERS - John Rayner, from Rockland to Norwich Wed. and Sat.; John Dye, from Rockland to Norwich Tues. and Fri.

See also the Little Ellingham parish page.

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July 2014