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Norfolk: Hardingham

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

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HARDINGHAM is a parish of scattered houses, extending from 1½ to 3½ miles N. by E. of Hingham, and is in Mitford hundred, Mitford and Launditch union and petty sessional division, Wymondham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Hingham polling district of South Norfolk, Hingham rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It contains 2366 acres of land of a rateable value of £5183, and had 522 inhabitants in 1881. 300 acres of the parish were enclosed in 1821.

The Earl of Kimberley is lord of the manors of Camois, Gurneys, and Swathings; and the chief landowner is H.W.B. Edwards, Esq., who resides at the Hall. The Hall was much enlarged and greatly improved about eight years ago by the present owner. The Lodge is now the residence of Miss Edwards.

The CHURCH (St. George) is a stone fabric of Early English architecture, comprising nave, chancel, and tower with one bell, and contains an ancient font. It was restored and refitted in 1843. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £15. 3s. 4d., is in the patronage of Clare Hall, Cambridge, and incumbency of the Rev. Charles Stuteville Isaacson, M.A., who has a yearly rent-charge of £770, awarded in 1840 in lieu of tithes, and a commodious residence, which was rebuilt in 1834.

Sir Thomas Gresham, founder of the Royal Exchange, was born in this parish.

The SCHOOL, a handsome Tudor building, of brick and flint with stone dressings, will accommodate 200 children, and was built in 1862 at a cost of £1500, by Miss Edwards, who still supports it. Attached to it is a residence for the master.

The Fuel Allotment, awarded at the enclosure, comprises 23 acres, let for £25, which is distributed in coals among the poor, who have also £2. 10s. yearly in bread from the bequests of W. Mowting, C. Adcock, and J. and T. Cushings.

POST OFFICE at John Balding's. Letters despatched at 7 p.m.; delivery at 6.45 a.m., viâ Attleborough. Nearest Money Order and Telegraph Office at Hingham, and the nearest railway station at Hardingham.

	Anderson  Henry            blacksmith
	Balding   John             sub-postmaster
	Baly      John             farmer, merchant, and
	                             manure manufacturer, Yarmouth
	Birch     Joseph           farmer, Mansion [sic] green
	Breeze    Richard          farmer
	Bulwer    Robert           carpenter
	Bush      Frederick        vict. Bird-in-Hand
	Bush      James            farmer
	Bush      John             farmer
	Cadge     John             farmer
	Capps     George           farmer
	Coleman   William          farmer
	Dye       Miss Martha      wheelwright and blacksmith
	Eagling   William Johnson  farmer, Gresham farm
	Edwards   Henry Wm.
	            Esq.,J.P.,D.L. Hardingham hall
	Edwards   Miss             The Lodge
	Foster    Sir Wm., Bart.,
	            J.P.           The Grove
	Garner    Robert           carrier
	Goldson   Wm.              beerhouse, the Plough
	Isaacson  Rev. Charles     the Rectory
	Johnson   James            stationmaster
	Lemon     -                mill manager
	Male      Abraham          parish clerk
	Norton    John             farmer
	Pitts     Phineas          farmer, Old Hall
	Redford   Mrs. Elizbth. A. schoolmistress
	Redford   Thomas           schoolmaster
	Riches    Benjamin         shopkeeper
	Riches    Walter           tailor
	Spinks    Mthw.            shopkpr. & pork butcher
	Vincent   Jesse            farmer

CARRIER - Robt. Garner, to Norwich, Sat.

See also the Hardingham parish page.

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June 1999