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NEATISHEAD, 10 miles N.E. of Norwich, is a large village and parish, containing 697 inhabitants, and about 1905 acres of land. This manor was given by Canute, the Dane, to his Abbey of St. Bennet's at Holm, so that the Bishop of Norwich is now patron of the church, impropriator of the great tithes, and lord of the manor; but a great part of the soil belongs to his lessee, Sir J.H. Preston; besides whom here are several smaller proprietors.
The CHURCH (St. Peter) is a small edifice with a belfry, being only the chancel of the original building, which was extensive, and had a lofty tower and spire of the age of Edward IV. A new gallery was erected by subscription in 1840. Over the present west door are some remains of rich tabernacle work, which originally decorated a monument of one of the Cubitt family.
The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £3. 13s. 1½d., and in 1831, at £201, has 46A. of glebe, and is now enjoyed by the Rev. John Heaton Champion de Crespigny. The tithes were commuted in 1841, for the yearly payments of £301 to the appropriator, and £175 to the vicar.
The Poor's Allotments, awarded at the enclosure, in 1808, comprise 48A. 34P., of which 15A. 26P. is let for £10. 10s. a year, and the remainder, which lies in Irstead, is used for cutting turf for the poor, but the "sweepage" is let for about £10. The poor have also eight cottages and gardens, and 3A. 21P., left by Widow King and others. To these premises, 2A. 5P. was allotted at the enclosure, and the whole are now let at rents amounting to £27. 16s. per annum, which is distributed in coals, &c.
Allen Sarah beer seller Baldwin James bricklayer Bloom Wm. blacksmith Bowles John saddler and grocer Coob [sic] Wm. wheelwright Cook Mordecai grocer, draper, and ironmonger Cubitt Benjamin yeoman Dix Rev Thomas, B.A. curate England Charles gardener Guyton John tailor and draper Hutson A.H. veterinary surgeon Langham Mr Wm. Moore Wm. schoolmaster Morton Mrs A. Pebbles Thomas joiner Pratt Henry Remmends Mr John Savage Thomas butcher Spanton Humphrey blacksmith Spanton Jonth. plumber & glazier Spanton Wm. N. blacksmith Spurgeon Rev - Baptist minister Smith Samuel tailor, Post Office Watts Robert vict. White Horse FARMERS. Shoemakers. (* are Yeomen) Allcock George Banham John Bayes Samuel Grimes Benjamin Clowes John Jones John * Cubitt Charles Meek Wm. Howard Benj. Mallett Joshua Parr Thomas * Riches Wm. Watts Robert
POST from Norwich daily.
Carriers to Norwich, &c. Wed. and Sat.
See also the Neatishead parish page.
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