LITCHAM, once a market town, and now one of the most business-like looking villages in the county of Norfolk, is compact and well-built, exhibiting several good houses inhabited by private and professional persons, besides many others occupied by respectable tradespeople and shopkeepers. It is distant 24 miles W. by N. of Norwich, 8 miles N.E. by N. of Swaffham, and 16½ E. of Lynn.
Petty Sessions are held at the Bull (the principal inn), on the first Wednesday in every month, and the Society for the Prosecution of Felons (of which Mr. Thomas Palmer is solicitor) hold their meetings at the same house. Pleasure FAIRS take place on Whit-Tuesday and Nov. 1st, on which occasions Litcham enjoys the advantages to be derived from a large influx of visitors. The parish comprises an area of above 1800 acres, and the population in 1841 was 811.
Post-Office at Frederick Leatherdale's. Letters delivered at 7.30 a.m., and despatched to Norwich and all parts, via Swaffham, at 6 p.m.
Archer Rev. Charles Goodwyn, M.A. (curate) Ashley John butcher Askew Thomas tailor Attoe Mr. William Baker William Carmichael portrait and animal painter Banham George shoemaker Balls Edward tinman and brazier Betts James 'New Inn' (& carrier) Blinkinsop Jas. merchant & miller Boutell Rev. Charles rectory Bridgman Elizabeth grocery dealer Bridgman Rhoda blacksmith Bulman William tailor Burton Elizabeth straw hat maker Burton John grocery dealer Carmichael John plumber, painter, &c. Carter James 'Bull Inn' (and veterinary surgeon) Copeman Abel Benjamin saddler Copeman Elizabeth school Copeman James saddler Curtis Wm. carpenter and builder Damant Thomas William surgeon Fitt William baker Garman James grocer and draper Garman John baker Howard John tailor Howard Thomas basket maker Johnson Charlotte milliner Johnson John shoemaker Johnson Thomas shoemaker Jump Charles James surgeon and registrar of births and deaths King Benjamin tailor and draper King John blacksmith King John blacksmith and wheelwright King William tailor Leatherdale Frederick grocer and draper, agent to the Norwich Equitable fire insurance office Lynes Douglas mercht. & maltster Palmer Nathl. veterinary surgeon Palmer Thomas solicitor Pile William builder, surveyor and agent to Norwich Union fire office Pond Mr. Thomas Powley Jacob shoemaker Ransome John druggist Raven Peter surgeon Stanford Mrs. Ellen Sizeland Robert V. 'King's Arms,' painter, glazier, &c. Stratford Edmund and Mary Ann national school Took William shoemaker Wales Emma straw hat maker Wales William butcher Walker Matthew watchmaker Waters George blacksmith Wiseman James 'Green Dragon' (and brewer) White James china and earthenware dealer Wright Charles solicitor, superintendent registrar, and clerk to Union, Magistrates, and Commissioners of taxes; agent to the Farmers' General insurance office Farmers. Askew Robert Attoe William, jun. Carter John Cook Charles High House Middleton - Raven Peter Stanford Henry
CARRIER to Lynn, Betts, Monday and Thursday 9 morn.; and to Norwich, Tues. and Fri. 7 morn. Post cart, to Swaffham, daily.
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