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Norfolk: Gimingham

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

GIMINGHAM, on the banks of a rivulet, 4½ miles N. of North Walsham, has in its parish 383 souls, and 1453 acres of land, belonging to various owners, and lying in the manor of Gimingham-Lancaster, which extends into several parishes, and is held of the Crown by Lord Suffield. The fines are partly certain and partly arbitrary.

The CHURCH (All Saints,) is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £11. 10s. 10d., and is in the gift of Catherine-Hall, Cambridge, and incumbency of the Rev. Ralph Blakelock, M.A. The glebe is 26A., and the tithes were commuted in 1839 for £413 per annum. The rector established a National school in 1834, and has 1A. 1R. of land, left by Widow Browning, for a sermon on St. Stephen's day. An acre is charged with providing bell ropes.

One of the two Workhouses of Erpingham Union is here, as noticed at page 749 [which is the entry for North Erpingham hundred].

Directory:-

	Blakelock Rev. Ralph, M.A.  Rectory
	Clark     John              blacksmith  [see note below]
	Cornish   Wm.               wheelwright
	Neave     John              shoemaker
	Pycroft   Hy.               blacksmith  [see note below]
	Rix       George            master of the Workhouse
	Sexton    James             shopkeeper
	Shreve    Mrs.              schoolmistress
	Waterson  John              miller

	                     farmers.

	Allard    Wm.               Neave     John
	Clarke    John              Plumbly   Thos.
	Gillam    Robt.             Rising    Robert
	Helsdon   Charles           Turner    Chas.
	Lacey     Robert

Note: in the original this is
     John Clark and Hy. Pycroft, blacksmiths


See also the Gimingham parish page.

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February 2008