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Norfolk: Roughton

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

ROUGHTON, 6 miles N. by E. of Aylsham, has in its parish 404 souls, and 1740 acres of land, including 371A. of open heath, on which the parishioners cut fuel. Lord Suffield owns a great part of the soil, and is lord of the manor.

The Church (St. Mary,) has a round embattled tower, and the living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's Book at 6, and now having 29A. of glebe, and a yearly rent of 96, awarded in lieu of small tithes, in 1839, when the great tithes were commuted for 197 per annum. The latter are held by Lord Suffield of the Bishop of Ely, the patron of the living, which is now enjoyed by the Rev. Fleetwood Churchill.

Here is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

The FREE SCHOOL, now conducted on the national system, was founded by the Rev. Robt. Brown, in 1694, and the master now derives about 45 a year from the school property, exclusive of the use of the dwelling-house, and about five acres of land. He teaches, as free scholars, all the boys and girls of the parish, sent to him for instruction. Since his appointment in 1827, he has laid out upwards of 200 in repairing the school premises. The school lands comprise about 45 acres, lying in many parcels much intermixed with other property. The lord of the manor, and the churchwardens and overseers, are the trustees.

The poor parishioners have 6. 6s. a year, from 7A. 1R. 4P. of land, purchased with 65 left by the Rev. Robt. Brown, in 1694, and two annuities of 40s. left by Mary Hogan and Marmaduke Tenant, out of land at Hanworth and Broughing (sic). The parish clerk has an acre of land, left by the before-named Rev. Robt. Brown.

	Amos     Wm.           parish clerk
	Coe      Thomas        gardener
	Fox      Henry         blacksmith
	Hewitt   Robert        wheelwright
	Horner   Elizabeth     cooper
	Knights  Edmund        shoemaker
	Wenn     John          vict. New Inn
	Williams Rev. James A. curate
	Wortley  Leonard       free schoolmr.

	   Corn Millers.

	Joy      Robert B.     Tower mill
	Melton   James

	   FARMERS.

	Amos     Lee
	Denny    Joshua
	Denny    J. jun
	Hust     Samuel
	Joy      Robt. B.      (& owner)
	Knights  Charles
	Sutton   Stephen

	   Shopkeepers.

	Hayne    Mary
	Temple   Robert
	Ward     Charles

See also the Roughton parish page.

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July 2002