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Norfolk: Lyng

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883

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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, is in Mitford and Launditch union, East Dereham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Eynsford hundred and petty sessional division, Reepham polling district of North Norfolk, Sparham rural deanery, and Norwich archdeaconry. The rateable value is £2914, and the parish had 499 inhabitants in 1881, living on 1899 acres of fertile land. The parish includes EASTHAUGH, a small hamlet on an eminence, one mile south of the village.

The owners are the Rev. H.E. Lombe, Sir Hambleton Custance, K.C.B., and Messrs. William Cadywold and William Wright. The Rev. H.E. Lombe is patron of the living and lord of the manor. In 1343, 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 aclivity east of the village. A fair used to be held here on November 20, for stock and pleasure.

The CHURCH (St. Michael) has a tower and six bells, and was restored and reseated about twenty-two 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. Henry Evans Lombe, B.A., is patron, and the Rev. C. Jex-Blake, M.A., incumbent.

The Wesleyan Reformers and the Primitive Methodists have each a chapel here. The NATIONAL SCHOOL is a neat red brick building, erected in 1863 at a cost of £450, and attended by 80 children.

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.

POST OFFICE at Mr. John Long's. Letters, through Norwich, received at 9 a.m.; despatched at 2.20 p.m. (no Sunday.) Reepham is the nearest Money Order and Telegraph Office.

	Baker     John            farmer
	Barker    James           farmer, Collin green
	Bird      John            farmer, Collin green
	Blythe    Albert          farmer
	Blythe    Edgar           farmer and landowner
	Blythe    Mr James, jun.  Easthaugh
	Burton    Jno.            wheelwright & beerhouse
	Burton    Joseph          carrier
	Cobon     William         farmer
	Comer     Isaac           farmer, Easthaugh
	Eggett    Mrs Hannah      shopkeeper
	Eggett    James           blacksmith
	English   Misses          frmrs. Primrose Gn
	Harris    John            carpenter
	Henry     Geo.            butcher & vict. Fox and Hounds
	Howard    Samuel          boot and shoe maker
	Hudson    Stephen         bootmaker
	Jex-Blake Rev. Charles
	            Thomas, M.A.  rector, The Rectory
	Long      Jno.            baker, grocer, & post office
	Mace      Thomas          blacksmith
	Matthews  Captain Wm.     fmr. Lyng hse
	Natt      James           shopkeeper
	Nicholson Robert Norton   farmer, landowner, and lime burner
	Pigg      Elijah          draper, grocer, & assistant overseer
	Rayner    Benjamin        vict. King's Head
	Reeve     John            shopkeeper
	Sewter    Frederick       carpenter
	Sewter    William         farmer, Mill house
	Speakman  Austin          bootmaker
	Spooner   Jabez           farm bailiff to E. Wright
	Wright    William         parish clerk
CARRIER.- Joseph Burton, to Norwich every Sat; to E. Dereham every Fri.

See also the Lyng parish page.

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