HAINFORD, or Haynford, 6½ miles N. of Norwich, is a large straggling village, occupied partly by weavers, and having in its parish 570 souls, and 1755 acres of land. The Hall is the seat of the Rev. A.W. Keppel, A.B.; and the Rev. H.N. Astley has an estate here, but the greater part of the soil belongs to Robert Marsham, Esq., the patron of the Church, (All Saints,) which was built in 1840, at the cost of about £1200, in lieu of the old one, of which the tower and vestry are still standing. The old churchyard is still used, and the new Church is at the distance of nearly half a mile. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 2s. 1d., is enjoyed by the Rev. W.A.W. Keppel. The glebe is 34A., and the tithes have been commuted for £425 per annum.
Here is a National School, attended by about 80 children.
The poor have £30 a year from the owners of the new enclosures, pursuant to a provision of an Act of the 42nd of Geo. III. In 1693, Thomas Bulwer left to the poor of Hainford £200, which was laid out in land, now intermixed with other poor's land, left by Jno. Sporle, in 1677, and a Mr. Bolts, and comprising altogether about 66A., with eight cottages, let for £84 a year. Of this income, £2 is paid to the rector, £2 to the poor communicants, and the residue is divided among the poor parishioners, who have also a yearly rent-charge of 40s., left by the above-named Thomas Bulwer, out of a farm belonging to R. Marsham, Esq. There is paid yearly out of the Garrod estate, 6s. to the poor, 3s. 4d. to the rector, and 8d. to the clerk.
Basey Robert vict. Chequers Beck Austin beerhouse Bowman Henry shopkeeper Colman Susan schoolmistress Cornvill John coal dealer Everson Wm. wheelwgt. and shopr. Keppel Rev W. Arnold W., A.B. rector, Hainford Hall Laws Wm. shoemaker Lockett Jas. Chas. shoemkr. & shopr Lockett Samuel vict. Maid's Head Pearce Hy. Neale tailor & draper Remington Wm. blacksmith Roberts Wm. plumber, painter, &c Smith Alfred butcher Smith John shoemkr. & par. clerk Springall Isaac yeoman Tills Samuel corn miller FARMERS. Boughen Wm. Mack Robert Fransham Daniel Neale Fountain Goulden Wm. Nobbs Charles Hardy James Roberts James Humphrey Thomas Springall John Laws Wm. Wright Joseph
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