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Norfolk: Garboldisham

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

[Transcription copyright © Juanita Hadwin]

GARBOLDISHAM, a parish and large village in the narrow valley of a rivulet, 3½ miles S. of East Harling, is in Guiltcross union, Guiltcross hundred, Guiltcross and Shropham petty sessional division, Diss county court district, Ipswich bankruptcy district, Harling polling district of South Norfolk, Rockland rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It had 639 inhabitants in 1881, living on 2705 acres, and had a rateable value of £3705 10s.

Cecil Thomas Molyneux Montgomerie, Esq., D.L., J.P., lord of the manors of Pakenham-in-Garboldisham, and Uphall-in-Garboldisham, is principal landowner. He resides at Garboldisham manor house, which occupies the site of a much smaller residence, and was completed in 1873 from the designs of Sir G. Gilbert Scott, F.S.A. The style is Jacobean, and the materials are the local white and red bricks, the latter being employed for the dressings. The gables are curved in various forms, and the chimney stacks, which are richly moulded, follow local types. The stables are designed in character with the house. The grounds, which comprise about 10 acres, were laid out under the direction of Mr. William Brodrick Thomas.

The Uphall estate belongs to Chas. Davy Caldwell, who attained his majority May, 1883. It consists of 508 acres, which is farmed by Thos. Davy, Esq. Opposite the manor house, is the cricket ground, on an elevated plateau in park grounds, carefully kept.

The CHURCH (St. John the Baptist) comprises nave, chancel, porch, and square tower with six bells. It was thoroughly restored in 1862 by the Honourable Georgiana Louisa Montgomerie, at a cost of over £2000. A new organ has just (1883) been placed in the church at a cost of £162. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £19 16s. is in the incumbency of the Rev. Chas. Lewis Kennaway, M.A., who was appointed in 1876, who has 51A. of glebe, tithe commutation £605, and a good residence, rebuilt in 1856.

Here was formerly another Church (All Saints), but it was taken down in 1734, except a portion of the tower, which is now an ivy-clad ruin. Its rectory is consolidated with St. John's.

The National School, erected in 1872, with residence for master attached, will accommodate 100 children; the average attendance is 80, on books 110.

Here is a small Primitive Methodist chapel.

The undermentioned charities are all amalgamated under a scheme of the Charity Commissioners, dated May 30, 1879, and vested in eight trustees, who distribute two-fourths to the poor, one-fourth as apprentice fees, and the remaining fourth is carried to the church fund. The charities consist of the Town lands, given by Thos. Bole in 1490, Richard Lovick in 1623, Henry Brampton in 1628, and other donors; £100 left by Mary Williamson in 1696, laid out in 6A. 1R. 25P. of land; and a yearly rent-charge of 20s. left by Dorothy Gawdy, and another of 10s. left by one Canham. The total receipts for the year ending Easter, 1882, was £81 16s. 8d., of which £49 14s. 10d. was available for distribution. H.A. Linstead, jun., is clerk to the trustees.

POST, MONEY ORDER and TELEGRAPH OFFICE at Arthur Rolfe's. Letters from Thetford, viâ Harling, arrive at 7 a.m., despatched at 6.5 p.m.

	AMOS        Geo.            thatcher
	BALLS       Amos            vict. Swan Inn, and coal merchant
	BARNES      William         bricklayer
	BEETON      Thos.           poulterer
	BENNET      Chas. Edwd.     farmer, Flint hall; h Garboldisham
	BUGG        Benj. Giles     vict. Fox Inn, and farmer, Mill Pond farm
	CAUDWELL    Edward          farmer, landowner and maltster
	COCKERILL   Chas.           sexton
	DAVY        Thos.           farmer, landowner and land agent, Ling farm
	DOE         Geo.            boot and shoemaker
	EDWARDS     Chas.           cattle dealer
	EDWARDS     Fred. Jas.      blacksmith and wheelwright
	ENGLISH     Wm.             farmer
	FOWELL      Frederic        solicitor, perpetual commissioner, and
	                              commissioner to administer oaths, clerk
	                              to Bressingham and North Lopham School
	                              boards, to North Lopham Burial board,
	                              agent to the Hand-in-Hand Life and Fire
	                              Insurance Co. and at Walsham-le-Willows
	                              & Diss
	GREEN       George          farmer, Smallworth
	HUTSON      Richard         pig dealer
	JACQUES     Stephen         farmer
	JOLLY       Henry John      shoeing & general smith
	KENNAWAY    Rev. Chas.      The Rectory
	              Lewis, M.A.
	LAURENCE    Mrs. Emma       miller
	LINSTEAD    Hy. Alf.        saddler & hrnss. mkr
	LINSTEAD    Hy. Alfred,     assistant overseer & clerk to Charity
	              junr.           trustees
	MONTGOMERIE Cecil Thomas    Garboldisham Manor
	              D.L., J.P.
	NUNN        John            tanner
	PORCHER     Walter          boot & shoe maker
	PORT        John Winzer     National schoolmaster, School house
	QUANTRILL   John            farmer and grocer, Small Heath
	ROLFE       Arthur Tillott  grocer, draper, and post office
	ROWE        Edgar           farm bailiff to Thomas Davy, Uphall
	TURNER      Edward Jas.     farmer
	WOOD        Robert          baker

CARRIER -- Wm. Vont, from Banham to Norwich, passes through to and fro, Wed. and Sat.

See also the Garboldisham parish page.

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January 2002