FUNDENHALL, 4½ miles S.S.E. of Wymondham, and 9 miles S.S.W. of Norwich, has its parish in Depwade union, Wymondham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Depwade petty sessional division, Stratton polling district of South Norfolk, Depwade hundred, Depwade rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It had 318 inhabitants in 1881, living on 1347 acres, and has a rateable value of £2047.
The chief landowners are Baroness Berners, George Duckett Berney, Esq., Sir F.G.M. Boileau, Bart., Wm. Howes, Esq., and the Rev. Gerard Barton. Baroness Berners is lady of the manor. William Howes, Esq., is lord of the rectory manor, and his farm suffered damage to the amount of £1470, in the great storm of hail and wind, on August 9, 1843. Many other farms in this neighbourhood suffered severely at the same time.
The CHURCH (St.Nicholas) is an ancient fabric, comprising nave, chancel, porch and tower with five bells. The tower stands at the junction of the nave and chancel, and is of the Norman period, as also is the porch. The church was restored in 1869, when a new oak pulpit on a stone base was given by the present minister in memory of his deceased wife, and has a Latin inscription upon it. The rood loft still remains, and is handsomely carved and painted, and bears a Latin inscription. The font has figures of angels bearing shields, upon the shaft; and in the chancel is a good piscina.
G.D. Berney, Esq., is patron of the living, which is a donative, worth only about £51 a year, and now held by the Rev. Thomas Sedger, M.A. The tithes were commuted, in 1840, for £506 per annum.
The School was built in 1856 by William Howes, Esq., and is attended by 50 children.
The fuel allotment, 5A., awarded at the enclosure in 1814, is let for £7 10s.
POST OFFICE at Thomas Chapman's. Letters delivered at 9 am., and despatched at 5.55 p.m., viâ Wymondham, which is the nearest Money Order and Telegraph Office.
Anderson Miss schoolmistress Attoe George farmer Bailey William Norman shopkeeper Barton Rev. Gerard The Grange Browne Mr Edward Bunting William, sen. farmer Bunting William, jun. corn miller Chapman Thomas farmer, shopkeeper, and postmaster Howes Mr William farmer & owner, Black Hall Myhill Wm. farmer, the Grange farm Rattee Mrs Elizabeth farmer and owner Ringwood James farmer Sewell Stephen farmer Tye Mrs Sarah farmer
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