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Norfolk: Fordham

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

FORDHAM, a parish and small village near the river Wissey, 3 miles S. of Downham, contains 219 inhabitants, and 2,066 acres of land, of which 700A. belong to the widow of the late Admiral Woolley; and the remainder chiefly to E.R. Pratt, Esq., the lord of the manor. An ancient farm-house, in this parish, called Snore Hall, was long the seat of the Skipwiths, one of whom is said to have received King Charles here, a short time before he surrendered to the Scotch at Newark.

The CHURCH, (St. Mary,) is a small edifice, built in 1730, after the old one had fallen down. The Dean and Chapter are patrons of the curacy, and appropriators of the tithes, now leased to E.R. Pratt, Esq.; and the Rev. Wm. Maxey Allen is the incumbent. The curacy, valued in 1831 at £53, was augmented from 1757 to 1824, with £800 of Queen Anne's bounty, laid out in land.

Directory:-

	Stafford Ann        vict., Pratt's Arms

	   farmers

	Bailey   Chas. Jas.
	Kendle   Chas.
	Martin   Henry
	Roper    Mary

See also the Fordham parish page.

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
August 2001