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Norfolk: Hindolveston

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883

[Transcription copyright © Juanita Hadwin]

HINDOLVESTON, vulgarly called Hilderston, is a parish and large village, 8 miles E. of Fakenham, and 7 miles N.W. of Reepham, in Aylsham union and county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Eynsford hundred and petty sessional division, Reepham polling district of North Norfolk, and Sparham rural deanery and Norwich archdeaconry. It has a rateable value of £3815, and had 651 inhabitants in 1881 living on 2490 acres. Lord Hastings is chief owner of the soil and lord of the manor in which the fines are certain.

The CHURCH (St. George), has nave, chancel, north aisle, and square tower with one bell, and has accommodation for 350 persons. In the church is a good brass to the Hunt family. Lord Hastings is impropriator of the great tithes. The Dean and Chapter of Norwich are patrons of the vicarage, which was valued in the King's Book at £6 1s., and augmented in 1810, with £1200 in parliamentary grants, laid out in the purchase of 28 acres of land at Saxlingham; besides which, here are 16 acres of glebe. The Rev. Arthur Gifford Durnford, M.A., who has a good residence, is the incumbent. The great tithes have been commuted for £434 per annum, but the vicar has only a yearly modus of £50.

The Independents, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel here.

A SCHOOL BOARD was established here in 1874, and now consists of Rev. A.G. Durnford (chairman), Rev. E. Jones, and Messrs. J.W. Butler, E.W. Beck, and C. Martin. Mr. S. Aberdein is the clerk.

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 mostly 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 4 acres of land, now let for £9, of which £2 10s. are 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. At the Chequers Inn is a lodge of Oddfellows, to which a widows' and orphans' fund is attached.

POST OFFICE at Mrs. M.A. Taylor's. Letters arrive at 7.15 a.m., and are despatched at 5 p.m., and on Sundays at 10 a.m., via East Dereham. Foulsham is the nearest Money Order and Telegraph Office.

	ABERDEIN  Saml.            grocer, draper, glass & china dealer,
	                             farmer, assistant overseer, and insurance
	                             agent, and coal, salt, and manure merchant
	BAMBRIDGE Thomas           farm bailiff
	BARSTARD  Benjamin         farmer
	BARSTARD  Robert           farmer
	BARSTARD  Walter           farmer
	BARSTARD  Wm.              painter, plumber, & glazir.
	BECKHAM   Cyrus            vict. Maid's Head
	BLOMFIELD Thomas           farmer
	BUTLER    John Wm.         farmer; h Barney
	CHAPMAN   Mrs Sarah
	COLEMAN   James            victualler, Chequers
	CRASKE    Saml.            farmer, valuer, and estate agent, Beck farm
	DACK      Robert           blacksmith
	DOBSON    Henry            farm
	DOBSON    William          farmer
	            Gifford, M.A.  vicar
	FRARY     Fen              bootmaker
	FULCHER   Mrs Elizabeth    beerhouse
	HARPER    James            bootmaker
	HOLSEY    Charles          farmer
	HOLSEY    John             victualler, Red Lion
	HOLSEY    John, jun.       carrier
	JONES     Rev. Evan        curate
	LOCKETT   William          wheelwright
	MARTIN    Charles          farmer
	PAGE      John             grocer and draper
	PEGG      Geo.             grocr. drpr. & earthenware dlr
	PEGG      John             miller and baker
	PERRY     Mrs Charlotte    baker
	PRATT     William          farmer
	SAMPSON   Henry & Mrs.     Board school master and mistress
	STONEX    William          grocer and draper
	STRINGER  Robert           blacksmith and shopkeeper
	TAYLOR    Mrs Mary Ann     postmistress
	TIPPLE    George           farmer
	WILEY     Edward           bricklayer

CARRIER - J. Hosley, to Norwich, Sat.
[sic, should be Holsey]

See also the Hindolveston parish page.

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February 2002