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Norfolk: East Poringland

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

PORINGLAND, (GREAT) or East Poringland, commonly called Pauling, is a pleasant village, 4½ miles S.S.E. of Norwich. It is united with Little Poringland for the support of the poor, and the two parishes contain together 577 souls, and 1521 acres, of which 57 souls and 623 acres are in Little, and the rest in Great Poringland. The Earl of Rosebery is lord of the manor, and the soil is held by many copyholders, subject to arbitrary fines.

The Church (All Saints,) has a tower round at the base and sexangular above. It was repaired about twelve years ago, and contains a small kneeling effigy of Robt. Draper. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 13s. 2d., and in 1831 at £274. J. Brereton, Esq., is patron, the Rev. S. Brereton incumbent, and the Rev. F.G. Goodwin curate.

The tithes were commuted at the enclosure in 1800, when 17A. 11P. was allotted to the poor of Great, and 12A. 2R. 1P. to the poor of Little Poringland. These allotments let for about £35 a year, which is distributed in coals. The poor have also 20s. a year, left by E. and J. Skoyles.

Here is a National School, established in 1841.

DIRECTORY:-

	Cattermole David        vict., Dove
	Chaplin    Josiah       schoolmaster
	Hutchin    John         shopkeeper
	Kemp       James        miller
	Lake       Jas.         cattle dealer
	Laws       John         beer seller [see note below]
	Parker     John         miller
	Sewell     Mrs.
	Taylor     Jph.         shoemaker
	Thetford   Robt.        vict. White Hart
	Worman     Geo.         beer seller [see note below]
	Wright     Jonathan     baker and shopkpr.
	Wright     Wm.          carpenter

	   farmers.

	Beverley   Thos.        (owner)
	Beverley   Tobias
	Nuthall    Nevill
	Thetford   Robt. Johnson
	Todd       John

Note: in the original this is
     John Laws and Geo. Worman, beer sellers


See also the East Poringland parish page.

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September 2015