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Norfolk: Hainford

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

HAINFORD, or Haynford, 6½ miles N. of Norwich, is a large straggling village, in St. Faith's union, Norwich county court district, Taverham petty sessional division and hundred, Norwich bankruptcy district, St. Faith's polling district of South Norfolk, Taverham rural deanery, and Norwich archdeaconry. It had 629 inhabitants in 1881, living on 1760 acres, and has a rateable value of £2653.

The Hall, an ancient brick building with extensive and pleasant grounds, is the seat of Wm. Brown, Esq., and E.P. Middleton, and some smaller owners have estates here, but the greater part of the soil and the manorial rights belong to C.R. Marsham, Esq.

The CHURCH (All Saints) is a cruciform building of brick, with lancet-shaped windows, and a small bell-cot; and was built in 1840 at a cost of £1200. The old church was about half a mile distant, and its tower and vestry are still standing, and form a mortuary chapel for the churchyard, which is still in use.

The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6 2s. 1d., is in the patronage of E.P. Middleton, Esq., J.P., and incumbency of the Rev. F.E. Middleton, B.A. The glebe is 34A., and the tithes have been commuted for £425 per annum. New rectory house built in year 1879, at cost of £1500.

Here is a NATIONAL SCHOOL attended by about 125 children; new schoolhouse built in the year 1872, at cost of £286; and enlarged in 1881, at an outlay of £88. The Wesleyan Methodists have a chapel in the parish.

The poor have £30 a year from the owners of the new enclosures, pursuant to a provision of an Act of 1802. In 1693, Thomas Bulwer left to the poor of Hainford £200, which were laid out in land, now intermixed with other poor's land, left by John Sporle, in 1677, and a Mr. Bolts, and comprising altogether, about 76A. with ten cottages, let for £112 a year. Of this income, 10s. are given to poor communicants each time of administering the sacrament, and the residue is divided among poor parishioners, who have also a yearly rent charge of 60s., left by the above-named Thomas Bulwer. There are paid yearly out of the Garrod estate, 6s. to the poor, 3s. 4d. to the rector, and 8d. to the clerk on Low Sunday.

POST OFFICE at Mr. W.P. Roberts'. Letters from Norwich, viâ St. Faith's, arrive at 8 a.m., and depart at 4.10 p.m. Sundays, depart at 8 a.m. Coltishall is the nearest Money Order Office.

	Artherton  Robert          blacksmith & vict. Chequers Inn
	Blinch     Miss Christina  schoolmistress
	Brown      Mr Wm.          landowner, The Hall
	Burrell    Mr Wm. Baker
	Chapman    Jeremiah        postman
	Claxton    George          farmer
	Coman      John Roberts    shopkeeper
	Cory       Jas.            blksmth. engnr. & machinist
	Everson    Jas. Smith      carpenter, wheelwright, and parish clerk
	Fiddy      Wm.             shoemaker
	Gelding    Robert          butcher and farmer, Waterloo cottage
	Hall       John            vict. Maid's Head Inn
	Haylett    John            farmer
	Howlett    Horatio         farmer and owner
	Huson      John            grocer
	Long       Robert          blacksmith and vict. Wheatsheaf Inn
	Middleton  Edmd. Plane,    frmr. & ownr. The Lodge;
	             Esq. J.P.       h Hindringham
	Middleton  Rev. Frank      rector, The Rectory
	             Edward, B.A.
	Newton     William         grocer
	Nobbs      Charles         farmer
	Ostler     Henry           shopkeeper
	Page       Robert          tailor
	Reynolds   James           farmer & surveyor, Manor farm
	Rice       Edmund          farm bailiff
	Roberts    Wm. Philip      plumber, painter and postmaster
	Savage     Robert          gamekeeper
	Sexton     William         farmer
	Smith      Benjamin        farmer and owner, & surveyor,
	                             The Grange, & victualler, Norwich
	Till       Mr Thomas
	West       Miss E.E.       assistant schlmstress
	Wells      George          grocer
	Woodcock   Peter           fowl dealer

See also the Hainford parish page.

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July 2009