HASSINGHAM, or Hasingham, is a parish about 1½ miles east from Buckenham station on the Norwich, Yarmouth and Lowestoft sections of the Great Eastern railway, 9 east-south-east from Norwich and 11 west from Yarmouth, in the Eastern division of the county, Blofield and Walsham petty sessional division, Blofield hundred and union, Norwich county court district, rural deanery of Blofield and archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich.
The church of St. Mary is a small thatched edifice of flint in mixed styles, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a fine round western tower, with an octagonal belfry surmounted by eight pinnacles, and containing one bell: the church was re-seated and decorated by the Rev. T.W.H. Beauchamp, rector from 1827, who died in 1863: there are 90 sittings. The register dates from the year 1563.
The living is a rectory, annexed to that of Buckenham, joint net yearly value £170, including 34 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of Sir Reginald William Proctor-Beauchamp bart. and held since 1871 by the Rev. George Elwin B.A. of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, who resides at Buckenham. The tithes have been commuted for £239 yearly.
The poor's allotment of 14 acres produces about £10 10s. yearly.
Sir Reginald William Proctor-Beauchamp bart. of Langley Park, who is lord of the manor, and Lieut.-Col. Herbert Henry Gilbert, of Lowestoft, are chief landowners. The soil is mixed; subsoil, gravel and sand. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley and roots. The marshes are used for grazing. The area is 570 acres of land, 10 of inland and 4 of tidal water; rateable value, £810; the population in 1911 was 103.
Parish Clerk, William Patterson.
Wall Letter Box cleared at 8.25 a.m. & 2.55 p.m.; sundays, 8.40 a.m. Letters through Norwich arrive about 9 a.m. & 3.30 p.m. in some parts of the parish. Burlingham is the nearest money order & telegraph office, 3½ miles distant. Telegrams are also dispatched from Lingwood railway station, but not received for delivery, on week days only
The children of this place attend the school at Buckenham
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