HINDOLVESTON, vulgarly called Hilderston, is a large village, 8 miles E. of Fakenham, and 7 miles N.W. of Reepham; and has in its parish 839 souls, and 2487A. of land, belonging to various owners.
Lord Hastings holds the manor (fine certain,) and the rectorial tithes on lease from the Dean and Chapter of Norwich, who are also patrons of the Church (St. George,) which is a vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £6.1s., and in 1831 at £76; and augmented in 1810, with £1200, in parliamentary grants, laid out in the purchase of 28A. of land at Saxlingham; besides which, here are 8 acres of glebe. The great tithes have been commuted for £434 per annum, but the vicar (Rev. J. Lloyd,) has only a yearly modus of £50. In the parish are 170 acres of wood belonging to the Dean and Chapter.
The Independents and the Wesleyans have each a chapel here.
The Poor's Allotments, awarded at the enclosure in 1812, comprise 24A.3R.31P.; and the Workhouse Land, enclosed from the waste, under Gilbert's Act, comprises 12A.1R.35P. These lands are let for about £41 a year, which is applied with the poor rates. The sum of £35, left by John and Beatrice Bulleye, in 1586 and 1621, for the church and poor, was laid out in the purchase of 4A. of land, now let for £9, of which £2.10s is distributed among the poor, and the residue is applied in the service of the church. The poor have also a yearly rent-charge of £2.13s.4d., left by Sir Thomas Hunt, in 1615, out of land in Kent street, London, now belonging to the Pickard family.
Akers Robert Henry academy Austin Mr John Bacon Thomas swine dlr. & shopr Bambridge Edmund bricklayer Barnsdale Wm. shoemaker and vict. Maid's Head Barstard Rd. plumber, painter, &c Blomfield Thos. butcher (and Holt) Bird Charles police officer Fulcher Thomas vict. Chequers Guyton Hannah beerhouse keeper Harmer James boot & shoe maker Isaac Clare farrier and smith Jary Mr James and Mrs Mary Lloyd Rev John Vicarage Martin Wm. butcher Newman Thomas grocer & draper Nurse James grocer and draper Pank Samuel bricklayer Pegg John miller and baker Porter Alfred baker Randall Lawrence joiner, wheelwright and blacksmith Shirley Francis glover Southgate John gentleman Storey Thos. baker & vict. Red Lion Taylor John carpenter Waller Elizabeth shopkeeper Watts Mrs Mary [See note below] Wells Mrs Ann [See note below] Whitaker Mr Jeremiah Wilkin James carpenter FARMERS. Barstard Benj. Olley Richard Brooke William Pegg John Butters John Raven Ann Dobson Henry Reynolds Joseph Farrow Robert Rump John Gibbs William Thaxter Charles Lewis Richard, Thaxter Samuel (and cattle dlr) Thaxter Eliza Martin James Whitaker Jerh. Moore John Bell Wilkin John Tailors. Dent William Pegg Matthew Smith JohnCARRIERS to Norwich, Jonas Raven, Tue. and Fri., and Edw. Boulter, Sat.
See also the Hindolveston parish page.
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