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Norfolk: Heckingham

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

HECKINGHAM, a parish of scattered houses, 2 miles E. of Loddon, comprises 1084A. of land, and had 309 inhabitants in 1841, including 138 in the large Union Workhouse, which is already noticed at page 805 [which is the entry for the Loddon and Clavering Union]. The Rev. E. Willis and Mr. John Freston are lords of the manor; but a great part of the soil belongs to the Rev. J. Gilbert, R. Hayward, S. Denny, and Sir E.B. Smyth, Bart.

The latter is impropriator of the tithes, and patron of the perpetual curacy, which was valued in 1831 at £31, and is enjoyed, with that of Hales, by the Rev. W.W. Hobson, M.A. The Church (St. Gregory,) is a small thatched building, with a tower and two bells.

The Poor's Allotment, 2A. 3R. 38P., was awarded at the enclosure in 1822.

Directory:-

	Brigham   John              master of the Union Workhouse
	Alexander James             schoolmaster
	Hobson    Rev. W.W., M.A.   incumbent, and chaplain to the Union

	   yeomen                      farmers

	Denny     Stephen           Blunderfield Henry
	Freston   John              Eastaugh     Jonathan
	Hayward   Richard           Middleton    Edward

See also the Heckingham parish page.

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
January 2008