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Norfolk: Rockland St Peter

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

[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. It is in Wayland union, hundred, and petty sessional division, Attleborough county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Watton polling district of West Norfolk, Rockland rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It had 254 inhabitants in 1881, living on 1010 acres of land, of a rateable value of £2356. About 200 acres and the church are in Shropham hundred.

Sir William B. Smijth, Bart., is lord of the manors of Kirkehall, Maynes, and Garneys, and owns about 431 acres of the soil, the rest of which belongs to the Barnard, Muskett, and other families.

The CHURCH (St. Peter) is a thatched edifice in the Early English style, and comprises nave, chancel, north porch, and round tower with octagonal belfry and one bell. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £4 16s. 5½d., and now worth £266 a year, is in the patronage of T.W. Rackham, Esq., Norwich, and incumbency of the Rev. J.A. Bulman Fleming, who has 22A. 3R. 22P. of glebe, and an Elizabethan residence erected in 1840.

The Primitive Methodists have a chapel here, erected in 1859.

The parish is united with Rockland All Saints and St. Andrew's for school purposes, and a Board School for 100 children was built here in 1877. The Fuel Allotment, 15A. 34P., awarded in 1814, is let for £20. Here are also 2A. 26P. of old poor's land.

POST from Attleborough viâ Rockland All Saints. Pillar Letter Box cleared at 6.30 p.m.

	Barnard   James          landowner
	Barker    Robert         vict. The Magpie
	Brett     Mrs Mary       victualler, The Bell
	Catchpole Charles        bricklayer
	Clarke    Jacob          shoemaker
	Clarke    John           shoemaker
	Coleman   Thomas Hovell  farmer
	Dove      John           provision dealer
	Drake     Miss Ellen     schoolmistress
	Dye       John           carrier
	Fielding  James          farmer
	Fleming   Rev. James A.
	            Bulman       The Rectory
	Groom     John           farmer
	Leech     Joseph         farmer
	Lincoln   John           miller and farmer
	Linsted   Charles        farmer
	Lister    James          farmer
	Sayer     Arthur         farmer and registrar of births, deaths,
	                           and marriages for Watton district,
	                           and sanitary inspector of Attleboro'
	                           district of Wayland union
	Sexton    Christmas      shoemaker
	Smith     William        machinist and farmer
	Standley  Jas.           blacksmith and shopkpr
	Whall     Mrs Harriet    shopkeeper

CARRIERS - John Dye, to Norwich, Wed. & Sat.

See also the Rockland St Peter parish page.

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April 2016