MELTON, (LITTLE) is a parish, lying east of the above [ie of Great Melton], 4½ miles W. by S. of Norwich, containing 330 souls, and 660 acres of land, mostly belonging to E. Lombe, Esq., F.B. Frank, Esq., and the Great Hospital in Norwich.
The Church (All Saints,) is a thatched fabric, with a square tower and three bells. The great tithes and 60A. of rectorial glebe, belong to Emanuel College, Cambridge, together with the patronage of the vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £5. 6s. 8d., and in 1831 at £110, in the incumbency of the Rev. J.C. Berkley. It was augmented [in] 1776, with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty.
The poor's land, awarded by a decree of Chancery, in the 16th of James I., and at the enclosure, in 1817, was partly exchanged in 1820, and now consists of 7A. 3R., let for £15. Two poor widows have 40s. a year, left by Sarah Johnson, in 1740, out of land at Brooke.
Berkley Rev. John Chas. vicar Burcham Wm. gardener Hipperson Saml. bricklayer, &c. Yeoman John miller farmers. Aldred Thomas Dove Cupper Wm. Forster Thomas Gaff Thomas
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