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Norfolk: Howe

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

HOWE, a small parish in the detached member of Clavering Hundred, 7 miles S. by E. of Norwich, has only 92 souls, and 766 acres of land. The Rev. John Holmes owns the greater part of the soil, and is lord of the manor, anciently held by the noble family of Denny.

The Church (St. Mary,) is a single pile, with a round tower. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at 8. 13s. 4d., and in 1831, at 400, with that of Little Poringland annexed to it, is in the patronage of the Rev. Charles Wheler, and incumbency of the Rev. Wm. Tattersall, B.A. The glebe is 50A., and the tithes of Howe have been commuted for 202 per annum.

In 1738, Lady Elizabeth Hastings left a house here for a school, but it is now let for 2, which, with 14. 5s. a year received from the trustees of her valuable charities, is applied as follows:- 11. 10s., for the instruction of poor children of Howe and Little Poringland in reading, writing, and arithmetic; 20s. for the purchase of school books; 10s. for sacramental bread and wine, and the residue in distributions of bread among the poor, together with two yearly rent-charges of 8s., left by Ezekiel and John Skoyles, in 1661 and 1672.

Directory:-

	Tattersall Rev. Wm., B.A.  Rectory

	   farmers

	Briggs     Wm.
	Taylor     John
	Sewell     Geo.
	Sutton     Henry

See also the Howe parish page.

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July 2002