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Norfolk: Neatishead

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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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September 2004