The church is a very fine structure, having a large and lofty tower; it was erected in the reign of Edward III. On the north side of the chancel is a noble canopied monument, richly ornamented, erected to the memory of Thomas, Lord Morley, who died in the reign of Henry VI. The living is a rectory, in the patronage of the Right Hon. Lord Wodehouse; the Hon. and Rev. Wm. Wodehouse is the rector, and the Rev. Richard Matthews the present curate.
Agriculture is the chief occupation of the inhabitants here, and they also derive some trifling advantage from the passage of persons to and from Norwich and Watton, and Attleburgh and East Dereham. There is a good inn here (the White Hart), at which travellers can be well accommodated.
The market is entitled to be holden on Thursday, but it has fallen nearly into disuse; the fairs are, March 6, Tuesday in Whitsun-week, and Oct. 2. Hingham parish contained, in 1821, 1,442 inhabitants.
POST OFFICE, Market place, David Greaves, Post Master. - Letters, from all parts, arrive from ATTLEBURGH by foot post every morning at a quarter-past nine, and are despatched every afternoon at three.
GENTRY AND CLERGY. Bond Mrs. Margaret Bringloe Charles gent. Brown Rev. John Henry Coleby Rev. Samuel Ellingham Edwards Rev. John Hardingham Gilman Miss Fanny Hicks Mrs. Elizabeth Hurnard Robert gent. Lane Rev. Joseph Scouton [sic] Lanfere Mrs. Margaret Matthews Rev. Richard Fairstead Priest Robert gent. Ridley Mrs. Mary Roberts Rev. Arthur Sergison Warder, esq. Hardingham Wayland John, esq. Woodrising Whittar Rev. Walter Hardingham Wodehouse Admiral Philip Wodehouse the Honourable & Rev. William Fairstead ACADEMIES AND SCHOOLS. Brown Rev. Jno. Henry master, FREE GRAMMAR SCHOOL Woodrow John & Sophia master and mistress, FREE SCHOOL (boys' & girls') Snell Elizabeth (boarding and day) PROFESSIONAL PERSONS. Alexander Danl. attorney, & agent to the Atlas Fire & Life Offices Fulcher Jno. surgeon Gilman Saml. H. attorney, & stamp distributer Press Edward attorney, & coroner INNS AND PUBLIC HOUSES. Dutchess John Angel Layt Robert Cock Hinchley Samuel Dog Eakes John Eight Ringers Newson Samuel White Hart Inn SHOPKEEPERS & TRADERS. Adcock Sarah Ann milliner & dress maker Alexander John grocer, draper, & tallow chandler Barfoot Henry boot & shoe maker Bassum Charles veterinary surgeon Bassum William blacksmith Bedford Mary milliner & dress mkr Bedford Wm. watch & clock maker Beshem William N. parish clerk Boyton William collector, EXCISE OFFICE, White Hart inn [see note below] Brown John tailor Carr Thomas boot & shoe maker Clarke Wm. corn miller, Morley Clements James confectioner Colds Henry butcher Cook John dyer Curtis Wm. boot & shoe maker Deeks George butcher Driver Saml. dealer in oil, pitch & tar Driver Thomas saddler & harness maker, & saddlers' ironmonger Elsy Geo. draper, stationer, china &c. dealer, and licensed to sell silver plate Elsy William builder & carpenter Faltham James blacksmith Fisher William baker Gilman Ed. Case brewer & maltster Gosland Samuel butcher Hammond Wm. boot & shoe maker Hardy Charles baker Harvey William boot & shoe makr Hinchley Saml. chymist, druggist, hair dresser and seedsman Howard Chas. Jn. wine & spirit mer Hubbard John wheelwright Hurst Robert corn miller Jickling George collector of taxes King George boot & shoe maker King Philip boot & shoe maker Lane John corn miller Lee John corn miller, Deepham Lewis John tailor and draper Morley James wheelwright Mortlock Jas. cabinet & chair makr Newson Sml. auctioneer, appraiser, & dealer in malt & hops Ofill Jno. plumber, glazier, & paintr Pigg Wm. grocer, draper, & china, glass, & earthenware dealer Pitts Philip baker and corn miller Pitts Phineas tailor and draper Riddlesworth Francis saddler and clothes dealer Roberts John plumber, glazier, & painter Roberts William grocer & draper Smith James & Son corn millers, HARDINGHAM MILL Springall Wm. smith & bell-hanger Stribbling Thos. boot & shoe mkr. Thurston Jeremiah cooper Thurston Thos. carpenter, builder, and ironmonger Tingay Thomas seed merchant Trundle Joseph butcher Vince Thomas wheelwright Waller George tailor Waller Wm. grocer, draper, & tailor
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