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Norfolk: Hingham

Pigot's Directory of Norfolk 1830


HINGHAM is a small market-town and parish, in the hundred of Forehoe; 98 miles from London, 14 from Norwich, and six from Wymondham. The town, which is situated near the source of the Yare, is neat in appearance, and contains some good houses; but the streets are very irregularly built.

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.


	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


	Brown        Rev. Jno. Henry   master, FREE GRAMMAR SCHOOL
	Woodrow      John & Sophia     master and mistress, FREE SCHOOL
	                                 (boys' & girls')
	Snell        Elizabeth         (boarding and day)


	Alexander    Danl.             attorney, & agent to the
	                                 Atlas Fire & Life Offices
	Fulcher      Jno.              surgeon
	Gilman       Saml. H.          attorney, & stamp distributer
	Press        Edward            attorney, & coroner


	Dutchess     John              Angel
	Layt         Robert            Cock
	Hinchley     Samuel            Dog
	Eakes        John              Eight Ringers
	Newson       Samuel            White Hart Inn


	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'
	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
	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
To LONDON, Marsh, Swan & Co. (from Norwich) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday night at eleven; goes thro' Mildenhall, Newmarket & Cambridge.
To NORWICH, Marsh, Swan & Co. (from London) every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon at two.
All call at the White Hart.
To ATTLEBOROUGH, Thomas Newman (from Dereham) every Friday evening at six.
To DEREHAM, Thomas Newman (from Attleborough) every Friday morn at 8.
To NORWICH, Robert Bailey and Jeremiah Hardy (from Watton) every Tuesday, and (from Wymondham) every Friday evening at seven - Samuel Adcock, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday morning - & Robert Pitts, from his house, Market place, every Monday and Tuesday morning; all go through Barford.
To WATTON, Robert Bailey & Jeremiah Hardy (from Norwich) every Wednesday, and from Wymondham, every Saturday evening at seven; both go thro' Barford - and Robert Pitts, from his house, Market place, every Wednesday and Friday morning; thro' Little Ellingham, Rockland, Carson [sic] & Gristow [sic].

Note: in the original this is:
     EXCISE OFFICE, White Hart inn - William Boyton, collector
See also the Hingham parish page.

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May 2006