[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
HELLESDON, or Hellesden, 2 miles N.W. of Norwich, has in its parish 400 inhabitants, and about 2000 acres of land, but only 76 souls, and 1163 acres are in Taverham Hundred, all the rest forming a separate township, called Hellesden Hamlet, which is in the county of the city of Norwich, with which it maintains its poor.
For Church, &c., see p.118, and Directory, p.217.
That part of the parish in Taverham Hundred is a township in St. Faith's Union, and belongs chiefly to Archdeacon Berners, and is occupied by James Coleman, yeoman; and George Cross, Charles Mayes, and Joseph Talman, farmers.
Here is a large Corn and Oil Mill, occupied by Samuel Culley, of London, for whom Thomas Spice is manager.
Page 118: This is part of the History of Norwich:
HELLESDEN CHURCH, about two miles W.N.W. of the Market place, stands within the county of the city, though part of the burial-ground and parish is in Taverham Hundred. It is a small building, dedicated to St. Mary, and has an octangular turret, surmounted by a small wooden spire, and containing one bell. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £12, is consolidated with Drayton, in the gift of the Bishop, and incumbency of the Rev. T.J. Blofield, of Drayton.
Page 217: This is part of Hamlets in the County of the City.:
Marked 1, reside at Hellesden; 2, Old Hall; 3, Mile Cross; 4, Upper Hellesden; & 5, are in Taverham Hundred.
4 Basey Robert gentleman 4 Batson Edw. miller & shopkeeper Blofield Rev T.J. rector; h Drayton 4 Brown John Thomas brick maker 4 Burrows John butcher 4 Capon Jas. miller; h New Catton 1 Culley Samuel corn miller, seed crusher, &c. 2 Gowing George farmer 3 Greenfield Saml. vict. Mile Cross 4 Hassen - farmer 1 Holman Josiah blacksmith 4 Howes Charles gentleman 5 Mayes Charles farmer 4 Reynolds Joshua corn miller 4 Tubbs John Whiteman porter agt 4 Woodward Sush. vict. Windmills GARDENERS. 4 Baldrey Robt. 4 Basey John 4 Dixon John 4 Greenfield Saml. 4 Groom John 4 Pitcher Wm. 4 Riches John 4 Stoulger Edw.
Page 777: Taverham Hundred:
Hellesdon parish is partly a hamlet, in the County of the City of Norwich (See page 52.)
Page 52: This is part of the Population of Norwich:
|CITY OF NORWICH
|POPULATION IN A.D.|
|Hellesden (part of) +||65||70||135||184||248||382||324|
+ Hellesden parish extends into Taverham Hundred, beyond the jurisdiction of the County of the City. The entire parish contains 400 souls.
See also the Hellesdon parish page.
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