ROUGHTON, 4 miles S. of Cromer, and 6½ miles N. by E. of Aylsham, in Erpingham union, North Erpingham hundred and petty sessional division, North Walsham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Cromer polling district of North Norfolk, Repps rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It had 439 inhabitants in 1881, living on 1740 acres, and has a rateable value of about £2000. The parish includes 371 acres of open heath, on which the parishioners cut fuel. Lord Suffield owns a great part of the soil, and is lord of the manor. A market is held every Wednesday at the New Inn for the sale of pigs, poultry, &c.
The CHURCH (St. Mary) is of Norman architecture, and comprises nave with aisles, north and south porches, chancel, and round embattled tower with three bells. It was restored, and reseated with open benches in 1864 at a cost of £800; a heating apparatus was put in at a cost of £90 in 1882.
The discharged vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £6, has 35 acres of glebe, and a yearly rent-charge of £293. The Bishop of Norwich is patron of the living, and the Rev. Robert Trousdale, B.A., is the incumbent, and resides in the rectory, built about 1870.
Here is a small Primitive Methodist chapel.
The Free School was founded by the Rev. Robert Brown in 1694, and has an endowment of £45 per annum. The trustees are Lord Suffield, the Bishop of Norwich, and the rector of Roughton. The School Lands comprise about 45 acres.
The poor parishioners have £11 a year from 7A. 1R. 4P. of land, purchased with £65 left by the Rev. Robert Brown in 1694, and two annuities of 40s. left by Mary Hogan and Marmaduke Tenant, out of land at Hanworth and Braughin (sic). The parish clerk has an acre of land, left by the before-named Rev. Robert Brown.
POST OFFICE at Mr. Edmund Skipper's. Letters, viâ Norwich, are received at 6.40 a.m., and depart at 4.20 p.m. on week days, and 4 p.m. on Sundays. Hanworth is the nearest Money Order Office.
BISHOP Misses school teachers BRAND John market gardener CALLOW Michael John farmer; h North Repps CURSON Elijah farmer; h Sth. Repps DENNEY Mrs Mary frmr. Grove farm FOX Robert blacksmith HARVEY Edward miller and farmer HEWITT James shoemaker HEWITT Robert parish clerk KNIGHTS Richard shoemaker LARWOOD Walter William carpenter LE NEVE Sutton frmr. & at Hanworth LE NEVE William farmer, and Hanworth; h Tunstead PLUMMER James grocer and draper PLUMBLY Geo. farmer; h South Repps REYNOLDS Joshua farmer SKIPPER Edmund vict. New Inn, and whsle. & retail wine & spirit mert. & cigar imprtr. frmr. & postmaster TROUSDALE Rev. Robert, B.A. rector, Rectory WOODHOUSE Hy. farm steward, Hill frmCOACHES pass through daily during the summer from Norwich to Cromer
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