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Norfolk: Hoveton St John

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

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HOVETON ST. JOHN, 7½ miles N.E. by N. of Norwich, is a village and parish, with 317 inhabitants, and 1766A. of land, exclusive of a lake or broad of 133 acres, near the river Bure. The Rev. T.C. Blofeld is owner of the soil, lessee of the tithes, and lord of the manors. His residence is Hoveton House, a handsome brick mansion, with Grecian pilasters, and an extensive lawn overlooking the Bure.

The CHURCH stands on an acclivity, about half a mile east of the village, and has a brick tower, built in 1765. The benefice [is] a curacy, certified at £17, and consolidated with Hoveton St. Peter, in the incumbency of the Rev. T.C. Blofeld. The Bishop of Norwich is the patron, and also appropriator of the great tithes of both parishes.

The poor have two yearly rent-charges, viz., 10s., left by Daniel Morley, in 1727, and 5s. by Edm. Topcliff, in 1674. Four small Almshouses, with gardens, have for many years been kept in repair by the Rev. T.C. Blofeld and his ancestors, but there are no documents relating to their foundation.

	Blofeld     Rev Thos.
	              Calthorpe, M.A.  Hoveton House
	Cadge       Michael            corn miller
	Fox         John               bricklayer & vict. Black Horse
	Hall        John               wheelwgt. & timber dlr
	Hudson      John               turf dealer
	Hunter      William            cattle dealer
	Miles       James              grocer and draper
	Pitcher     James              vict. King's Head
	Spanton     Benjamin           blacksmith
	Steward     William            shopkeeper

	   FARMERS.

	Besford     Leonard
	Brown       Thomas
	Chamberlain Mattw.
	Curtis      Thos.
	Littlewood  John
	Pell        Edmund
	Platten     Jonathan

See also the Hoveton St John parish page.

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April 2015