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Norfolk: Litcham

Hunt's Directory of East Norfolk with Part of Suffolk, 1850

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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


	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.

See also the Litcham parish page.

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February 2009