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Norfolk: Hindolveston

Kelly's Directory of Norfolk 1933

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HINDOLVERSTONE, commonly called Hilderston, is a parish and village, with a station on the Midland and Great Northern joint railway, about 8 miles east from Fakenham, 8 south from Holt and 125 from London, in the Northern division of the county, Eynsford hundred and petty sessional division, Aylsham rural district, Holt county court district, rural deanery of Sparham and archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich.

The church of St. George is a large and ancient building of flint in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, with vestry on the south side, nave, north aisle and a western tower containing one bell, but is now ruinous, the tower having collapsed on the afternoon of Sunday, 31 July, 1892, and destroyed the greater part of the fabric.

Divine service was, until 1932, held in a wooden structure, but in that year a new church was erected: material from the original structure was extensively used in the building: a 17th century altar and a font of early date were installed: the church was consecrated in 1932: there is a brass with effigies to Edmund Hunt, ob. 1558, his wife, Margaret, ob. 1568, and their ten sons and four daughters, which was formerly in the parish church: there are 176 sittings. The register dates from the year 1734.

The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £300, with 13½ acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich, and held since 1933 by the Rev. Adalbert George Astley Rainier.

The old National school is now used as a Church mission room. There is a Methodist chapel, built in 1838.

At the corner of the Melton road is a cross of Portland stone, erected in 1921, in memory of the men of the parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-18. The charities for distribution amount to about £50 gross yearly, but there are various charges on this sum. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners are lords of the manor. The vicar is owner of the tithes. Lord Hastings is chief landowner. The soil is mixed; subsoil, clay and marl. The chief crops are wheat, roots, barley and some land in pasture. The area is 2,540 acres; the population in 1921 was 571.

Post Office. Letters through Guist. The nearest Money Order office is at Swanton Novers & Telegraph office at Foulsham

Railway Station (M. & G.N. joint)
County Police Station

	  Juby      Henry Newman      Seaton house
	  Purchas   Mrs
	  Rainier   Rev. Adalbert
	              Geo. Astley     (vicar), Vicarage
	  Sands     Mrs.              Seaton house
	  Thorpe    Mrs.              Denver
COMMERCIAL. Marked thus o farm 150 acres or over.
	  Aberdein  Alexander Thomas  grocer
	  Beane     Charles Dennis    collector of taxes, clerk to Parish
	                                Council, clerk to the Charity
	                                Trustees & local registration
	                                officer, The Retreat
	  Beckett   Jn.               carpntr
	  Brownsell Charles           farmer, Nethergate
	  Codling   Fras. Perry       blacksmith
	  Codling   Maud (Mrs.)       grocer, draper, hardware dealer &
	                                general store
	  Codling   Susanna (Mrs.)    shopkpr
	  Davison   H.T. & Son        bakers & confectioners; newsagents,
	                                stationers, toy & fancy dealers,
	                                Post office
	  Fisher    Geo.              farmer, Redhouse farm
	  Fisher    William           Red Lion P.H.
	  Gladden   Harold            boot repr
	  Gray      Geo.              farmer, West farm
	  Gronow    Catherine Mary
	              (Mrs.)          district nurse
	  Hatten    Chas.             farm bailiff to R.J. Seaman & Sons,
	                                Park farm
	  Holsey    Arthur William    motor omnibus proprietor & haulage
	                                contractor, farmer, &c
	  Holsey    Jonathan          Maid's Head P.H.
	  Kirk      Geo.              grocer, West End Stores
	o Martin    Jas.              farmer
	  Olley     George            farmer (postal address, Briston,
	                                Melton Constable)
	  Parker    Maurice J. & Son  motor engineers & haulage contractors,
	                                bus proprietors, agricultural machine
	                                owners & agents; cycles, accessories,
	                                tyres &c
	  Peart Bros                  farmers
	  Pratt     Arthur            farmer
	  Seaman    R.J. & Sons       farmers, Park farm
	  Strike    Arthur            Chequers P.H.
	  Tuck      Jn. T.            coal mer
	  Wakefield Jn.               fish hawker
	  Wakefield Leslie            fried fish dlr
	  Wakefield Leslie William    agent for Hercules, Raleigh & leading
	                                makes of cycles & accessories;
	                                gramophone & wireless dealer, repairs,
	  Wiley     Ernest            bricklayer for Lord Hastings
	  Williams  Wm.               butcher
	o Wright    Ernest            farmer, Beck farm
Oddfellows (M.U.I.O. of) (Loyal Hastings Lodge, No. 4,374; meet at the Chequers inn) (Charles D. Beane, sec.), The Retreat

See also the Hindolveston parish page.

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September 2014