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Norfolk: Neatishead

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

NEATISHEAD, 10 miles N.E. of Norwich, is a large village and parish in Smallburgh union, Tunstead hundred, Happing and Tunstead petty sessional division, North Walsham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Coltishall polling district of North Norfolk, Tunstead-Waxham rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It had 578 inhabitants in 1881, has a rateable value of £3670, and comprises about 1905 acres of land.

The 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 living, appropriator of the great tithes, and lord of the manor; but a great part of the soil belongs to his lessee, Sir J.H. Preston, Bart., and to F. Neve, Esq., Mrs. Dix, Messrs. Charles Cubitt, Richard Allen, and some smaller proprietors.

The CHURCH (St. Peter), which is a small edifice with a belfry, was the chancel of the original bulding, which 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 is supposed to have been over the west porch.

The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £3 13s. 1½d., and now at £305, has 46 acres of glebe, and is in the incumbency of the Rev. Henry Browne, M.A., who has a neat brick residence built in 1862. The tithes were commuted in 1841, for the yearly payment of £301 to the appropriator, and £175 to the vicar.

The Baptists have a chapel here, built in 1811 and enlarged in 1857. It has a burial-ground attached, and is under the ministry of the Rev. F. Harvey. The PRIMITIVE METHODIST Chapel was built in 1868, at a cost of £240, and has 130 sittings.

There is a National School. The poor have eight cottages and gardens and 3A. 21P. of land, left by widow King and others; and 50A. 39P. allotted at the enclosure in 1808. The rents, amounting to £50 per annum, are distributed in coals. There is a friendly society at the Church school room, with 217 members.

POST, and MONEY ORDER OFFICE and SAVINGS BANK at Mr. Josiah Hy. Cooke's. Letters viâ Norwich are received at 5.30 a.m., and despatched at 4.50 p.m.

	Adcock    Hy.              farmer & overseer, Ivy fm
	Baldwin   John             bricklayer
	Benstead  Miss Mary Ann    schlmstrs
	Boast     James            shoemaker
	Bowles    Mrs Elizabeth    shopkeeper
	Bowman    Benjamin         brickmaker
	Browne    Rev. Henry, M.A. vicar, The Vicarage
	Burton    James            shopkeeper
	Chandler  Geo.             wheelwright & carpntr
	Cooke     Josiah Hy.       grcr. draper, leather cutter, agent
	                             for the London and Guarantee
	                             Accident Insurance Co., and
	Cubitt    Benjamin         farmer and Irstead
	Cubitt    Chas.            farmer and owner, and surveyor,
	                             Holly grove
	Cubitt    Mrs Mary         Point house
	Daniels   Geo.             farmer & veterinary srgn
	Dye       James            shopkeeper
	Fox       John             parish clerk
	Gibbs     Richard          grocer and draper
	Green     Thomas           farmer
	Harvey    Rev. F.          (Baptist)
	Haylock   Hy.              vict. White Horse Inn
	Geary     William          tailor
	Jones     Alfred           cucumber grower
	Knights   Thomas           miller
	Lubbock   John             rush collar maker
	Meek      William          shoemaker
	Mertar    William          rush collar maker
	Neave     Fredk.           farmer and owner, road surveyor,
	                             The Hall
	Neave     Mr Jacob
	Nobbin    John             wheelwright
	Scarling  James            rush collar maker
	Slater    Fras. John       blacksmith
	Slaughter John             blacksmith
	Walker    Charles          saddler
	Ward      William          beerhouse


The Rev. F. Harvey has left.

See also the Neatishead parish page.

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April 2015