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Norfolk: Great Plumstead

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

PLUMSTEAD, (GREAT) 5 miles E. of Norwich, has in its parish 307 souls, and 1383 acres of fertile land, mostly arable. Joseph Muskett, Esq., owns a great part of the soil, and is lord of the manor of Plumstead; but here are several copyholds of the manor of Thorpe.

The Church (St. Mary,) has a brick tower, erected in 1711. The living is a perpetual curacy, certified at £16, and valued in 1831 at £70. It was augmented from 1764 to 1817, with £600 of Queen Anne's Bounty, laid out in land. The Rev. Edward Cole is the incumbent, and the Dean and Chapter of Norwich are the patrons and appropriators, but the tithes are leased to J. Muskett, Esq. The Church Land is 5A.

The Fuel Allotment, 29A. 3R. 5P., awarded at the enclosure in 1811, is let for £30, which is distributed in coals.

DIRECTORY:-

	Atter     Robt.            gardener
	Boast     Robert           shopkeeper
	Cole      Rev. E.
	Chenery   Robt.            machine maker
	Clarke    Jonth.           shoemaker
	Campbell  Alex. Fras., Esq.
	Gooch     Thomas           joiner  [see note below]
	George    Wm.              joiner  [see note below]
	Lond      Thomas           vict., Hare
	Sutton    Fras.            farrier and smith
	Ward      John             vict., Honest Man

	   farmers

	Abigail   John             (owner)
	Goose     Wm.
	Hambleton John
	King      Randall
	Meek      Miles
	Maidstone Robert           (owner)
	Pearce    Daniel and Edw.
	Scott     Ruth
	Tills     John


Note: in the original this is:
     Thomas Gooch and Wm. George, joiners
See also the Great Plumstead parish page.

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June 2004