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Norfolk: Great Ryburgh

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

RYBURGH MAGNA, a large village on the western bank of the Wensum, 4 miles S.E. of Fakenham, has in its parish 521 souls, and 1,488 acres of land. Edmond Wodehouse, Esq., M.P., of Thorpe, near Norwich, is lord of the manor, and owner of a great part of the soil; and also of Sennowe Lodge, a neat white mansion, embowered in plantations, and overlooking a long reach of the Wensum, 2 miles S. of the village, and 3 miles W. of Foulsham. Ryburgh Hall, a small mansion in the village, is the seat of Lieut. Colonel Hugh Fitz-Roy, who owns about one-third of the parish.

The CHURCH (St. Andrew,) has a modern stained glass window, and a tower, round at the base, and octangular above. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £14 6s. 10d., and in 1831 at £582, with the vicarage of Ryburgh Parva annexed to it, in the gift of E. Wodehouse, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Wm. Ray Clayton.

At the enclosure, in 1808, 270 acres were allotted in lieu of tithes, and 29A. 13P. to the poor for fuel. At the same time, the Church Land was exchanged for 8A. 2R. 3P.

	Ainger     Luke               beerseller
	Bell       Samuel             blacksmith
	Clayton    Rev. William Ray   rector
	Curties    Sir Thomas H., Kt. Sennowe Lodge (1833.)
	Flaxman    Saml.              druggist & schoolr.
	Fitz-Roy   Lieut.-Col. Hugh   Hall
	Howell     Henry              baker
	Howell     William            butcher
	Mays       John               miller
	McGregor   Mr. Robt.
	Mesney     Michael            grocer & draper
	Nichols    John               joiner, & vict., Crown
	Platten    John               tailor, & vict., Blue Boar
	Plowright  N.J.               corn miller
	Pratt      John               shoemaker & shopkeeper
	Priest     Rev. Edward, B.A.  curate
	Richardson Thomas             grocer & draper
	Southgate  Robert             wheelwright
	Woods      William            shoemaker

	                      FARMERS.

	Bell       Martin             Green      John
	Boulter    Money              Page       Levi
	Foster     William            Southgate  Wm.
	Francis    Benj. Jno.         Wilson     Sarah

See also the Great Ryburgh parish page.

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
November 2004