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Norfolk: Holme-next-the-Sea

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

[Transcription copyright Paul Beesley]

HOLME-NEXT-THE-SEA is a parish and small village, betwixt Hunstanton and Brancaster Bay, 9 miles W. of Burnham-Market, containing 280 inhabitants, and 1,197 acres of land, lying in several manors, viz:- Hunstanton-with-Mustrells, Ringstead-with-Holme, and Northwall, otherwise Barnards, of which Hy. L'Estrange Styleman Le Strange, Esq., is lord; and Holkham, Berry's, and Hoods, of which the Rev. Chas. Palmer is lord, and has a neat mansion here; as also has Mr. Matthew Thurlow Nelson.

The CHURCH (Virgin Mary,) has a large square tower, built by Henry Notynham, an itinerant judge, in the reign of Henry IV. It has been much larger, the nave being rebuilt on a smaller scale, in 1778. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's Book at 6 13s. 4d., and consolidated with that of Thornham. It has about 22 acres of glebe, and was augmented, in 1762, with 200 of Queen Anne's Bounty. The Rev. Chas. Sutton, D.D., has been incumbent since 1794, and the Bishop of Norwich is the patron. The joint vicarages were valued in 1831 at 428 per annum.

Hy. L. S. Le Strange, Esq., is impropriator of the great tithes. The tithes of Holme were commuted in 1844, for the yearly payment of 283, to the impropriator, and 170 to the vicar.

In Dec., 1626, a large whale was cast ashore here, and the profit made of it was 217.

The Poor's Allotment, 11A. 2R. 35P., let for 18, was awarded at the enclosure, in 1827, in lieu of the old poor's land, part of which was purchased with 20 left by Benjamin Holley, in 1699.

	Bloomfield Robert         beerhouse kpr.
	Blyth      Anty.          solr., (& Burnham Mkt.)
	Bond       Thomas         baker & beer seller
	Green      George         parish clerk
	Green      Thomas         wheelwright
	Morgan     John           carpenter
	Nelson     Miss Dorothy
	Raven      Rev. Nicholas  curate
	             John, M.A.
	Wales      Hy.            shoemaker & shopkeeper


	Bloomfield Chas.
	Green      John
	Nelson     Matthew Thurlow
	Seapey     William
	Whymonsole J.
	Wright     Thomas

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Copyright Pat Newby.
August 1999