HELOUGHTON, a pleasant village, in a valley, 5 miles S.W. by W. of Fakenham, has in its parish 356 inhabitants, and 1,638 acres of land, mostly the property of Lord Chas. Vere Ferrars Townshend, the lord of the manor, impropriator of the great tithes, and patron of the vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £6 13s. 4d., and in 1831 at £258, with that of South Rainham annexed to it, in the incumbency of the Rev. Arthur Loftus, of Fincham.
The CHURCH (All Saints,) has a nave, chancel, and tower.
Chas. Wm. Hill, Esq., has a small estate here.
Lord Townshend pays £6 14s. 8d. per annum, alternately to the parishes of Heloughton and West Rainham, for apprenticing poor children, as left by Lady Mary Townshend, in 1662. The poor of Heloughton have £3 6s. 8d. a year, left by Lady Jane Berkeley, in 1617; and 20 acres of wet peaty land, allotted at the enclosure, in 1821, when 1A. 3R. was awarded to the church.
Bond Jno. wheelwright Booth Geo. shopkeeper Branchflower Jno. blacksmith Francis Benj farmer Gamnara Eml. vict., Buck Harper Daniel joiner Neal Hy. baker Newell Thos. farmer Parlett Geo. baker Scott James shopkeeper Stedman Charles farmer Stibbard Sarah spirit merchant
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