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Norfolk: Fritton

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

[Transcription copyright © Ann Duncan]

FRITTON, a pleasant village, scattered round a green of 66 acres, 11 miles S. of Norwich, has in its parish 301 souls, and about 850 acres of land, in Wm. Fdk. Irby, Esq.'s manor of Boyland-cum-Fritton, but part of the soil belongs to other proprietors.

The Church (St. Catherine,) has a tower and three bells. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £9, and now having about £290 a year, in lieu of tithes. The Rev. Thos. Howes, of Morningthorpe, is patron and incumbent. The glebe is 6A., and the living was augmented, in 1781, with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty, and £200 given by the late Rev. Thos. Howes.

The Town Lands, consisting of a farm of 14A. in Morningthorpe, let for £25, and 3A. in Fritton, let for £4. 10s., are supposed to have been left by John Alward, in 1506, for the repairs of the church, and the payment of the taxes of the poor. As far as needed, the rents are applied in the service of the church, and the remainder is carried to the poor-rates.

The Labourers' Land, 2A. in Hempnall, is let for £4, which is expended in providing tools for poor labourers, for which purpose it is supposed to have been given.

DIRECTORY:-

	Bunn     Sarah        shopr.
	Gooch    Mary         blacksmith
	Legood   Jph.         vict., Three Nags
	Loveday  Wm.          shoemaker
	Limmer   J. H.        corn and porter merchant,
	                        maltster, and mustard mfr.

	   farmers

	Claxton  Jph. and Wm.
	Drake    Daniel
	Nash     Wm. and Thos.
	Thrower  Alex.
	Tidman   Wm.          (machine owner)
	White    John and Wm.

From ERRATA on page 816:

"Rd. Lansdell, blksmth. Fritton."


See also the Fritton parish page.

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August 2001