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Norfolk: Garveston

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

GARVESTON, commonly called Garston, is a small village and parish on the Hingham road, near Thuxton railway station, 5 miles S.S.E. of East Dereham, in Mitford hundred, Mitford and Launditch union and petty sessional division, East Dereham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Dereham polling district of South Norfolk, Hingham rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It had 336 inhabitants in 1881, living on 802 acres of a rateable value of £1086 15s.

Richard Grigson, Esq., is lord of the manor, but the soil belongs chiefly to the Rev. Henry E. Lombe and Geo. L. Press, Esq., and some smaller owners. The right of lord of this manor was decided in the time of King Edward by the tenants in single combat.

The CHURCH (St. Margaret), comprises nave, chancel, south aisle, and square tower with two bells, and was partially restored and refitted with open benches, new pulpit, reading-desk, &c., in 1856, at a cost of £450. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £7 16s., and now at £230, is in the patronage of the representatives of the Rev. F.E.J. Valpy and incumbency of the Rev. Thomas Rowath Valpy, who has a good residence, built in 1846 at a cost of £2500, about 16A. of glebe, and a yearly tithe rent-charge of £248.

There is a BOARD SCHOOL here for the united parishes of Garveston and Thuxton, built in 1877, and the attendance is between 60 and 70 children.

The fuel allotment, awarded at the enclosure in 1812, comprises 7A. 2R., let for £12, which is distributed in coals. The parish has land let for £3 3s. 6d., which is carried to the poor's rate. A farm at Yaxham, purchased with £100 left by Barbara Lock, in 1685, is let for £25, which is distributed among the poor, together with £6 10s., arising from the following yearly doles: viz. 10s. from Mowting's charity (see page 223 [which is East Dereham]): 10s. left by John Rix, in 1639; £4 10s. left by Wm. Blanchflower in 1723; and 20s. left by Barnard Church (see Norwich). From the latter charity this parish receives every fourth year 30s., of which 9s. 4d. is for the poor, and the rest for a sermon.

POST OFFICE at Mr. Jeremiah Filby's. Letters arrive at 8:30 a.m., and despatched at 5.50 p.m., viâ Hingham, nearest Money Order and Telegraph Office at East Dereham.

	Arthurton   William           farmer
	Buckingham  Robert            farmer and vict., the White Horse
	Bush        Charles           farmer
	Cheetham    Mrs Mary          shopkeeper
	Eagling     James             blacksmith
	Filby       Jeremiah          pork-butchr. & pstmr.
	Fox         Mrs Lucy          farmer
	Fryer       Miss              schoolmistress
	Gapp        John              farmer
	Greenwood   Mrs Anne          farmer & owner
	Greenwood   George            farmer
	Harris      George Nicholson  coal dealer
	Hubbard     George            farmer
	Isbill      Charles           farmer
	Lewell      Isaac             farmer
	Mace        John              shopkeeper
	Palmer      Stephen William   farmer
	Rudd        William           farmer
	Rumble      George            farmer and owner
	Rumble      Thomas            vict., the King's Arms
	Smith       James             carpenter & wheelwright
	Smith       John              carpenter & wheelwright
	Valpy       Rev Thomas Rowath rector, The Rectory
	Vincent     Howard            farmer

See also the Garveston parish page.

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September 1999