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Norfolk: Potter Heigham

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

[Transcription copyright © Peter Green]

POTTER-HEIGHAM, 15 miles N.E. by E. of Norwich, and 10½ miles N.N.W. of Yarmouth, has in its parish 420 souls, and 2347A. of land, exclusive of about 200A. in the large broads or ponds, on the north side of the vale of the Bure.

A large portion of the soil is held by leaseholders under the Bishop of Norwich, the lord of the manor, appropriator, and patron of the Church, (St. Nicholas,) which is a vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £6. 13s. 4d., and now enjoyed by the Rev. Richard B.P. Kidd, M.A., who has 10A. of glebe. The vicarial tithes have been commuted for £223. 15s. and the rectorial for £366. 5s. per annum. The latter are leased to S. Thaxter, Esq. A new Vicarage House and a National School were built in 1844.

The Poor's Allotments, comprising 98A. 3R. 8P., were awarded at the enclosure in 1803. About 42 acres are depastured by the poor, and the remainder is let for about £50 a year, which is distributed among the poor who have no cows. They have also the interest of £9; and here is an old building, called the Town House, occupied by paupers.

	 Blackburn Wm.           shoemaker
	 Boyce     Simon         miller
	 Colls     Robert        joiner
	 Daniels   Geo.          cattle dlr. and shopr.
	 Ewles     Fras.         blacksmith   [see note below]
	 Ewles     John          parish clerk
	 Kidd      Rev Richd.
	             B.P., M.A.  vicar
	 Pike      P.            blacksmith   [see note below]
	 Rust      Edward        vict. Falgate
	 Thaxter   Samuel        gent. Hall
	 Thompson  John          shopkeeper

	    FARMERS. (* are Owners.)

	 Addey     Joseph        Grapes    Simon
	*Addey     Wm.          *Green     William
	*Applegate Wm.          *Greenacre Wm.
	*Blaxell   John          Murrell   Gibbs Howe
	 Bower     Robert        Neve      James
	*Ewles     William       Pye       Elizabeth
	 George    Henry         Rudd      George
	 Gibbs     Edmund       *Ward      Robert
	*Grapes    John

Note. In the original this is:
     Ewles Fras. & Pike P. blacksmiths


See also the Potter Heigham parish page.

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August 2004