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Norfolk: Mattishall Burgh

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

MATTISHALL BURGH, 1 mile N.E. of Mattishall, and 12 miles W. of Norwich, is a parish of scattered houses, in Mitford and Launditch union and petty sessional division, Dereham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Mitford hundred, Dereham polling district of South Norfolk, Hingham (Mitford) rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It had 145 inhabitants in 1881, living on 604A. 1R. 16P., and has a rateable value of 1292. The parish lies in the manors of Whinburgh, Mattishall-Tuddenham, and Bellhouse Hall, but belongs chiefly to Edward Bowyer Sparke, Esq., D.L., J.P., and John Shuldham, Esq.

The CHURCH is a small Early English fabric, comprising nave, chancel, and north transept. A new window was inserted in 1859 by the present rector, whose predecessor gave the font. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at 3. 15s. 10d., is consolidated with Hockering, as noticed at page 325; and the tithes were commuted in 1839, for 200 per annum. The Church land, 5A. 2R. 13P., is let for 9.

The Fuel Allotment, awarded at the enclosure, in 1811, consists of 17A. 3R. 15P., let for about 25 10s. a year, which is distributed in coals. The poor have also 7 10s., from Mary Thornton's charity, as noticed with Mattishall, and 2 4s. 4d. yearly from the charities of W. Mowting, Robt. Harlestone, and Mr. Barnham.

LETTERS arrive at 8.30 a.m. from East Dereham through Mattishall, which is the nearest Money Order and Telegraph Office.

	Bowman    Lambert        farmer
	Crisp     James          vict. & fmr. Cross Keys
	Dunthorn  Stephen        farmer
	Francis   Geo. Hastings  farmer, The Grove
	Gricks    Frederick      farmer
	King      John           farmer
	Norton    Linder         farmer
	Norton    Robert         farmer, Clifton's green
	Savory    David          farmer
	Wilkinson Thomas         farmer
CARRIER - To Norwich, Geo. Norton, Sat.
See also the Mattishall Burgh parish page.

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June 2002