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Norfolk: Gimingham

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

GIMINGHAM, on a rivulet, 4½ miles N. of North Walsham, is a parish in Erpingham union, North Erpingham hundred and petty sessional division, North Walsham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, North Walsham polling district of North Norfolk, Norfolk archdeaconry, Repps rural deanery.

It had a rateable value in 1881 of £2592. It contained 270 inhabitants in 1881, and comprises 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. Sir T.F. Buxton, Bart., Col. Collyer, and some smaller owners, have estates here.

The CHURCH (All Saints), comprises nave, chancel, south porch, and square tower with three bells, and was thoroughly restored, reseated, and furnished with new pulpit, reading-desk, &c., in 1862, by the rector, who also filled the east and west windows with stained glass.

The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £11 10s. 10d., is in the gift of Catherine-Hall, Cambridge, and incumbency of the Ven. Ralph Blakelock, M.A., who has a good residence. The glebe is 35A., and the tithes were commuted in 1839 for £413 per annum. The rector 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. The Rev. W.F. Dixon is the curate.

The SCHOOL, established in 1834, is attended by 52 children, and supported by subscription.

POST from Norwich, viâ North Walsham.

	Allard    John            farmer and owner
	Allard    William         farmer and owner
	Bates     Samuel          carpenter and wheelwright
	Beaumont  Mrs.            schoolmistress
	Blakelock The Venerable
	            Ralph, M.A.   rector, The Rectory
	Blower    Michael         parish clerk; h Trimingham
	Crowe     Edmund          farmer, Grove farm
	Cushion   Mr John
	Gaze      Walter          miller and farmer
	Gillam    Stephen         farmer & surveyor
	Harvey    James           shopkeeper
	Marsh     James           lime burner
	Moore     Robert Norman   miller
	Plumbly   Walter          farmer & overseer
	Porritt   John Black      farmer, valuer & manure agent, Hall farm
	White     John            blacksmith

See also the Gimingham parish page.

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February 2008