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HINDRINGHAM, a parish and large scattered village, 3 miles E. of Walsingham, has 721 inhabitants, and 3,314 acres of land, belonging to a number of proprietors; among whom are Robert W. Orris, Esq., Sir Charles Chad, R. England, Esq., and the Dean and Chapter of Norwich. The latter are lords of the manor, appropriators of the great tithes, and owners of Hindringham Hall, a large moated mansion, now held on lease by Robert W. Orris, Esq. Godfrey's Hall, another ancient mansion, is the seat of George Waters, Esq.
The CHURCH (St. Martin,) has a lofty tower with five bells. The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £9, and in 1831, at £138, was augmented in 1762, with £200 of Queen Anne's bounty, and £200 given by the Dean and Chapter, (the patrons) and laid out in 24A. of land at Walpole St. Peter, in addition to which, the vicar has 2A. of glebe, and the tithes of 40 acres. The Rev. Edward James, M.A., of Holt, is the incumbent, and John Orris, Esq., of London, is lessee of the rectorial tithes.
In 1678, Christopher Ringer left 3A. 29P. of land, now let for £7 7s., which is distributed in blanket cloth. For distributions of bread among the poor, Gregory Smith gave 20A. 2R. 26P. of land at Great Snoring, now let for £23 per annum. The Fuel Allotment, 24A. 2R. 15P., awarded at the enclosure in 1815, is let for about £30, which is distributed in coals. The poor parishioners have also the following yearly rent charges, viz., 13s. 4d. left by Thomas May, and 12s. by Samuel May, 1681. The Bell Rope Land, 4A. 6P. is let for £10 10s., which is carried to the churchwardens' account.
Chastney Richard beer seller Chastney Thomas bricklayer Clark John miller and baker Daplyn Robert vict., Duke's Head Fowle John victualler, Red Lion Francis William wheelwright and parish clerk Looes William brewer and beer seller Orris Robert, W., Esq. Hall Sands Mr. Hercules [see note below] Sands Wm. tailor [see note below] Scott William shoemaker Stribling Thomas shoemaker and victualler, Falgate Wall Robert miller Waters George, Esq. Godfrey's Hall Youngs Francis shoemaker Blacksmiths. Grocers, &c. Arnold Lake Daplyn Thomas, (and miller) Bell William Dent Elizabeth Boswell William Mackley Susan Oughton Robert, (& shoemaker) FARMERS. Adcock James Lake John Baker George Lee George Bowman Nicholas Long James Buck James Mason William Curtis M.R.W. Osbiston Samuel Cooke Jas., Southgate Benj. Field-house Wilson Anthony Daplyn Mary Winn Timothy Flood William Wrench Peter Griffin Robert J.
Note: in the original this is
Sands Mr. Hercules || Wm., tailor
and William Francis is described as a wheelgright.
See also the Hindringham parish page.
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