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Norfolk: Horstead with Stanninghall

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

HORSTEAD and [STANNINGHALL] form a consolidated civil parish, in St. Faith's union, Norwich county court district and bankruptcy division, Taverham hundred, rural deanery, and petty sessional division, St. Faith's polling district of South Norfolk, and Norwich archdeaconry. It had 565 inhabitants in 1881, living on 2733 acres, and has a rateable value of £3738.

Horstead village is pleasantly seated on the south bank of the river Bure, 7 miles N.N.E. of Norwich. Stanninghall, which comprises 314 acres of land, and was formerly a separate parish, but is now all in one farm, belonging to E. Birkbeck, Esq., M.P., and is ecclesiastically united with Frettenham, but rated with Horstead. Its church was dilapidated in the reign of Elizabeth, but the tower and part of one of the walls remain, and are used as farm buildings. There are large corn mills situated on the river Bure, and several malt-kilns, and [a] large coal and timber wharf.

The Provost and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge, are lords of the manor, which is mostly copyhold on fine certain, and was granted by Henry VI. The hall, formerly the property of Lord Suffield, was purchased, and restored in the Elizabethan style, by E. Birkbeck, Esq., M.P., about 1873. The house is situated in a picturesque and well-wooded park of about 70 acres, pleasantly situated near the river Bure. Horstead House, another Elizabethan residence, on the Bure, with a beautiful river view is the property of Admiral Corbett, C.B. A mile east of the village, and opposite Heggatt's Hall, is Heggatt (or Haggard) Street.

Horstead CHURCH (All Saints) comprises nave, with south aisle, and chancel. Adjoining the chancel is a chantry, belonging to the owners of Heggatt's Hall, and now used as an organ chamber and vestry. The church has, with the exception of the tower, been rebuilt at a cost of about £1500, and a new organ has been built at a further outlay of £150. The font is antique.

The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £7 10s., was consolidated with Coltishall in 1552, and remained so until 1880. The present rector is the Rev. Russell Day, M.A. The glebe house was rebuilt in 1847, when the tithes were commuted for £590 15s. 4d. The Provost and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge, are patrons of the living.

Horstead-cum-Stanninghall SCHOOL BOARD was formed in 1874, and now consists of E. Birkbeck, Esq., M.P. (chairman), Admiral J. Corbett (vice-chairman), S.B. Cooke, Esq., the Rev. R. Day, and Mr. J. Minns. Mr. Utting is clerk. The School was built in 1875, at a cost of £1000, for the accommodation of 100 children; the average attendance is 59.

The Poor's Land, 7 acres, is let for 30s. an acre, and the rents are distributed in coal.

POST from Norwich, viâ Coltishall. Wall Letter-Box cleared at 4.55 p.m.

	Amies        Robert Sharpe       corn, coal, cake, hop and timber
	                                   merchant, commission agent,
	                                   vessel owner, and water carrier,
	                                   &c. Coltishall bridge wharf,
	                                   and at Norwich and Yarmouth
	Baldwin      William             joiner, builder and contractor,
	                                   brick, tile, &c. manufacturer,
	                                   lime-burner, flint, gravel, &c.
	                                   merchant, timber merchant and saw
	                                   mills, farmer, and road surveyor
	Barker       Edmund,             veternry. surgeon and cattle
	               M.R.C.V.S.          inspector, and at St. Faith's
	Birkbeck     Edwd. Esq.,         The Hall, & 10 Upper Brook street,
	               M.P., D.L., J.P.    London
	Blane        Captain Arthur
	               Rodney, R.N.      Heggatt hall
	Blofield     George              victualler, Recruiting Sergeant Inn
	Brown        William             farmer
	Cowan        John                parish clerk and tailor
	Cooke        Samuel Benjamin     miller and merchant, and at Hoveton
	                                   St. John
	Cooper       Mr
	Corbett      Vice-Admiral John,
	               C.B., R.N., J.P.  Horstead house
	Day          Rev. Russell, M.A.  rector, The Rectory
	Falcon       Michael             estate agt. The Lodge
	Forder       Mr Charles
	Foulger      John                blacksmith
	Frost        John                veterinary assistant
	Howes        Chas. Jas. Albert   railway clk
	Howes        Mrs Charlotte       Brd. schlmstrss
	Johnson      Thomas              head gamekeeper
	Johnson      William             tea dealer
	Ketterington Hezekiah            farm bailiff, Home farm
	Ling         George              gamekeeper
	Minns        John Spence         farmer
	Norgate      James               grocer & pork butcher
	Norgate      William Henry       shoemaker
	Raven        Mr Benjamin
	Rogers       Ernest              land agent, Norwich
	Rudling      James               shopkeeper
	Rye          William             farmer
	Stebbings    Charles             shoemaker
	Sutton       George              farmer
	Thorn        Miss Elizabeth      The Lodge
	Utting       Sam John            clerk to Schl. Board
	Utting       Thos. Wltr.         frmr. Stanninghall
	Wigmore      John                head gardener
	Wright       Mr James            Bridge cottage
WATER CONVEYANCE - R.S. Amies' vessels to and fro Yarmouth weekly

Note: in the original, the first 3 words are "HORSTEAD and STANNIGHALL".
See also the Horstead with Stanninghall parish page.

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January 2010