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Norfolk: Lammas

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

[Transcription copyright Richard Johns]

LAMMAS, a pleasant village on the east bank of the Bure, 4 miles S.E. of Aylsham, has in its parish 257 souls, and about 500 acres of land, exclusive of Little Hautboys, which is united with it. They contain together 299 souls, and 829 acres.

Lammas is mostly the property of Sir John Lubbock and the Rev. W.H. Marsh, sen., the latter of whom is lord of the manor, and patron of the consolidated rectories of Lammas and Little Hautboys, valued in the King's Book at 7, and enjoyed by the Rev. W.H. Marsh, jun., of Erpingham. The glebe is 36A., and the tithes were commuted in 1840 for 240 per annum.

The CHURCH (St. Andrew,) has a low embattled tower, with four bells. Near the west end of the village is an ancient Quakers' Meeting House, with a small burial ground. The Church Land is one acre.

	Barton    Wm.            yeoman
	Blake     Wm.            farmer
	Blake     Rev. Wm. Jex   incumbent of Great Hautboys
	Blake     Rev. Charles,
	            B.A.
	Bransby   Ransome        gent
	Collins   Benjamin       beerhouse
	Daniels   James          coal merchant
	Fransham  Daniel         farmer & owner
	Goodwin   Anthony        beerhouse
	Goodwin   Stephen        wheelwright, blacksmith, and farmer
	Kerrison  James          coal merchant
	Lambert   Robert         shoemaker
	Marsh     Rev Wm. Heath,
	            sen. B.A.    Rectory
	Rayner    George Wm.     painter, glazier, and shopkeeper
	Repton    Mrs Elizabeth
	Reynolds  Thomas         gentleman

See also the Lammas parish page.

Copyright Pat Newby.
July 1999