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Norfolk: Plumstead

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

PLUMSTEAD, by Holt, 4 miles S.E. of Holt, is a parish in Erpingham union, North Erpingham hundred and petty sessional division, Holt county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Aldborough polling district of North Norfolk, Repps rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It had 193 inhabitants in 1881, living on 1272 acres of land, and has a rateable value of £1308. J.T. Mott, Esq., owns most of the soil, and is lord of the manor.

The CHURCH (St. Michael) has a square tower and one bell, and was thoroughly restored in 1873. A new roof was thrown over the church, a north porch built (now used as vestry), open benches substituted for the old pews, and a new organ was built, at a cost of £120, defrayed by the friends of the former rector. The Registers date from 1551.

The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £5 3s. 4d., and now having 12 acres of glebe and a yearly rent-charge of £187 12s., awarded in 1839 in lieu of tithes. The Queen, as Duchess of Lancaster, is patroness, and the Rev. Herbert Wynell Mayow, is the incumbent.

POST OFFICE at Miss Charlotte Goodwin's. Post via Hanworth. Letters arrive at 9.30 a.m. and depart at 2 p.m. Hold [sic, ie Holt] is the nearest Money Order Office.

	Elsden    Miss Mary       shopkeeper
	Everett   Stephen         farmer & victualler, Cherry Tree Inn
	Goodwin   Miss Charlotte  postmistress
	Hardy     William         farmer and owner
	Mayow     Rev. Herbert
	            Wynell        rector
	Neal      Valentine       farmer
	Newstead  James Benjamin  clerk to School Board
	Newstead  John Elden      farmer
	Newstead  Richard         farmer and carter
	Overton   John Josiah     miller & farmer
	Pull      William         shoemaker
	Scarf     Robert          well sinker and farmer
	Taylor    Edward          farmer; h Cley-next-the-Sea
	Tyrrell   Springall       tobacconist


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June 2004