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Norfolk: Hellesdon

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

[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


	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:

1693.1752.1801.1811.1821. 1831.1841.
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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December 2015