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Norfolk: Little Melton

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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


	Aldred    Thomas Dove
	Cupper    Wm.
	Forster   Thomas
	Gaff      Thomas

See also the Little Melton parish page.

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May 2007