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Norfolk: Rockland St Peter

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

ROCKLAND ST. PETER is a parish of scattered houses, 5½ miles S.E. of Watton, and 4 miles W.N.W. of Attleborough, containing 392 souls, and 999 acres of land, of which about 200 acres, with the church, are in Shropham Hundred. Sir E.B. Smijth [sic], Bart., is lord of the manors of Kirkehall, Maynes, and Garneys, and owns 431A. 19P. of the soil, which is generally a light sand.

The Church has a long thatched nave, and the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £4. 16s. 5½d., and in 1831 at £260, is in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. Henry Bird, B.A. The glebe is 22A. 3R. 22P.

The Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel here.

The Fuel Allotment, 15A. 34P., awarded in 1814, is let for £13. Here is also 2A. 26P. of old poor's land.

	  Allen     Rt.                 tailor   [see note below]
	  Allen     Edw.                shoemkr. [see note below]
	  Barham    John                ironfounder, &c.
	  Bird      Rev Henry, B.A.     rector
	  Brett     Geo.                shoemkr. [see note below]
	  Brett     Saml.               tailor   [see note below]
	  Cable     John                baker
	  Frost     Thomas              butcher
	  Lane      Benjamin            vict. Magpie
	  Muskett   Mr Benjamin
	  Standley  James               shopr. and smith

	                  (* are owners.)

	* Bowers    Henry             * Kent      James,
	  Bowles    John                            (and bricklayer)
	  Colman    Timothy,          * Muskett   Zach.
	              (and miller)    * Notson   Jtn.
	  Colman    Wm.                 Osborn    John
	  Davey     Wm.               * Phillips  John
	  Dunnett   Jerh.               Sparkhall Isaac
	* Fielding  John              * Turner    James

Carrier, J. Notson to Norwich, Fri.

Note: in the original these are
     Allen Rt. tailor; and Edw. shoemkr.
     Brett Geo. shoemkr. & Saml. tailor

See also the Rockland St Peter parish page.

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April 2016