[Transcription copyright © Juanita Hadwin]
HINDRINGHAM, a parish, 3 miles E. of Walsingham, is a polling place for Hindringham polling district of North Norfolk, and is in Walsingham union, Fakenham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy court district, North Greenhoe petty sessional division and hundred, Walsingham rural deanery, and Norwich archdeaconry. It had 588 inhabitants in 1881, living on 3313 acres of land, and has a rateable value of £5577. The principal owners are William G. Waters, R. England, and E.B. Sparke, Esqrs., the lords of the manor, (the Dean and Chapter of Norwich), and E.P. Middleton, Esq. Hindringham Hall, an ancient moated mansion, now occupied by labourers, and held on lease, also belongs to Mr. E.P. Middleton.
The CHURCH (St. Martin) comprises nave with aisles and clerestory, south porch, chancel, and lofty square tower with five bells. There is also a small chapel on the north side of the chancel, containing a piscina. The windows are mostly of the Perpendicular period; but the east window is a Decorated one of five lights, and has recently been filled with rich stained glass. At the east end of the south aisle are a piscina and a hagioscope. The font is octagonal and bears the evangelistic symbols and the royal arms. The church has been re-seated throughout.
The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £9, was augmented in 1762 with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty, and £200 given by the Dean and Chapter, owners of the advowson and impropriators of the tithes. These sums were expended in the purchase of 18 acres of land at Walpole St. Peter, besides which the vicar has 2 acres of glebe, and the tithes of 40 acres. The tithes were commuted in 1844, the vicarial for £322, and the rectorial for £800 5s. The Rev. Edward Thomas Platten is the incumbent, and has a spacious residence, built in 1845.
The NATIONAL SCHOOL was built in 1845, and is attended by about 70 children. The Primitive Methodists and Wesleyans have each a small chapel in the parish.
In 1678, Christopher Ringer left 3A. 29P. of land, now let for £7 10s. which is distributed in duffel. For distributions of bread among the poor, Gregory Smith gave 20A. 2R. 26P. of land at Great Snoring, which were exchanged in 1860 for a house and 20 acres of land, now let for £46 a year. The Fuel Allotment, 24A. 2R. 15P., awarded at the enclosure in 1815, is let for £16, 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, in 1681. The Bell Rope Land, 4A. 6P., is let for £7, which is carried to the churchwardens' account.
POST OFFICE at Samuel Southgate's. Letters arrive at 8.15 a.m., and despatched at 4.15 p.m., and on Sundays arrive at 8.15 a.m., and despatched at 10 a.m. viâ East Dereham. Walsingham is the nearest Money Order Office.
ABBS Robert vict. Folgate Inn ADCOCK Brook farmer; h Great Walsingham BALLS Edward James miller, baker & shopkeeper BEAN Abel Benj. farmer BELL Thomas grocer and draper BOWMAN Thomas blacksmith CLARK Matthew bootmaker CURLE William farmer CUSHING Mr Stephen DAPLYN Robert farmer DAPLYN Wright butcher ENGLAND Richard, Esq., J.P. farmer & landowner; h Binham FRANCIS John wheelwright and vict. The Duke FRANKLING Felix Samuel miller and baker GOLDING John farmer GRAVER George bricklayer HAWES Thos. carpenter and beerhouse HAWES William vict. Crown JARVIS Stephen blacksmith LAKE John miller and baker LEE-WARNER Mrs Septimus Godfrey's hall LOADS John Thomas vict. Red Lion LONG James farmer MAYERS William butcher MIDDLETON Edmund Plane, Esq., J.P. Field house OVERMAN Miss PLATTEN Rev. Thos. Edwd. M.A. vicar PLAYLE Arthur Howard farmer RUSSELL William farmer SANDS Robert John miller SANDS Saml. farmr. tailor & parish clrk SANDS William farmer SCOTT Wm. Geo. bootmaker & shopkpr SOUTHGATE Charles farmer SOUTHGATE Samuel farmer, postmaster and shopkeeper THOMPSON Robert farmer WATTS Mrs schoolmistress
"A north aisle and a chapel are about to be added to the church."
See also the Hindringham parish page.
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