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Norfolk: Hales

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

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HALES is a dispersed village, skirting a green of 66A., from 2 to 3 miles S.S.E. of Loddon. Its parish has 302 souls, and 980 acres of land, in the manors of Hales Hall and Loddon Hall. The Earl of Rosebery is lord of the former, and D. Palmer, Esq., of the latter; but a great part of the soil belongs to Sir E. Bacon, and Messrs. A. Freston and E. Easter. It was anciently a seat of the Hales family, who had a chapel at the hall, dedicated to St. Andrew.

The Church (St. Margaret,) is a small fabric, with a round tower, and the living is a perpetual curacy, valued, in 1831, at only £32, and now enjoyed by the Rev. W.W. Hobson, M.A. Sir E.B. Smyth, Bart., is the patron, and also impropriator of the tithes, which have been commuted for £204 per annum.

Directory:-

	Chamberlin Wm.           tailor
	Fisher     Robert        blacksmith
	Plow       John          wheelwright
	Preston    Benj.         gardener and vict., Garden House
	Shardalow  John          corn miller
	Wooltorton J.H.          relieving officer

	   shopkeepers              yeomen

	Beckett    John          Easter     Edward
	Easter     Mary Ann      Freston    Anthony

	                  farmers

	Beazer     Noah          Spurgeon   Wm.
	Hammond    Thomas        Tibbenham  Thomas
	Preston    James

See also the Hales parish page.

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May 2010