LYNG, a village on the south side of the river Wensum, 6 miles N.E. by E. of East Dereham, and 5 miles S.W. of Reepham, has in its parish a large corn and paper mill, 1899A. 2R. 22P. of fertile land, and 590 inhabitants, of whom about 80 are in EASTHAUGH, a small hamlet on an eminence, one mile S. of the village.
The Rev. H.E. Lombe is lord of the manor, in which the fines are arbitrary; but a great part of the soil belongs to Lieut.-Col. Custance, and Messrs. Wm. Cadywold and Edward Wright. In the 17th of Edward III., Sir John de Norwich had license to make a castle of the manor-house, some traces of which are still extant on the crown of an acclivity west of the village. A fair is held here on Nov. 20th, for stock and pleasure.
The Church (St. Michael) has a tower and six bells, and was thoroughly restored and reseated about four years ago. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £11. 0s. 6d., and now at £528, has 58A. 3R. 5P. of glebe. The Rev. H.E. Lombe is patron, and the Rev. Wm. Millett, B.A., incumbent.
The Wesleyan Reformers and the Primitive Methodists have each a chapel here.
The Church Land, 2A. 28P., is let for £2. 6s. At the enclosure, in 1808, 16A. 1R. 9P. were awarded to the poor for fuel. In 1618, Solomon Leech left yearly rent-charges of £2. 12s. for the poor, 10s. for a sermon, and 1s. 4d. for repairing the bell ropes. The poor have also yearly doles of 20s., left by John Starling, in 1728; and 5s., left by the Rev. Thomas Roberts.
The National School is a neat red brick building erected in 1863, at a cost of £450, and attended by 80 children.
POST OFFICE at Robt. Thurston's. Letters despatched via Norwich, at 2.30 p.m.
Marked * are at Easthaugh.
Baker Chas. assist. overseer & registrar Baker Helen Maria dressmaker Clarke John victualler, Fox and Hounds Filby Geo. beerhouse & mill manager Harris John joiner and carpenter Hudson Robt. par. clk. [see note below] Hudson William tailor [see note below] Isbell Charles wheelwright Millett Rev. William, B.A. Rectory Rayner Benjamin victualler, King's Head Ringrose Richard rat catcher Robberds corn millers and Mooney and paper manufacturers Thurston Robert baker BLACKSMITHS. BRICKMAKERS. Eggett James Eggett Paul Mace William Murray William FARMERS. Amies William Barber James * Blyth James, jun. (& beerhouse) * Comer Isaac English Sarah Frost and Cobon Manor farm Mace Hannah Matthews William Nicholson Robert (and lime burner) * Wilkin Samuel Wright Edw. (ownr.) h Foxley SHOPKEEPERS. * Blyth James (and painter, &c.) Eggett Paul Filby Miles Grimmer Philip Natt James SHOEMAKERS. Howard Brown Fdk. Howard Samuel Reeve Ephraim Speakman Austin
CARRIERS. Joseph Burton and Jas. Spooner to Norwich, Sat.
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