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Norfolk: Saxlingham Nethergate

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

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SAXLINGHAM-NETHERGATE is a large village and parish, 7 miles S. of Norwich, containing 650 inhabitants, and 1530A. of land, partly the property of the Rev. J.H. Steward, and all lying in his manors of Saxlingham-Netherhall, Overhall, and Thorpe-Hall, (fines arbitrary.) John Gordon, Esq., and the Rev. Wm. Walford, have estates here; and the former has a neat mansion, with an extensive and valuable collection of paintings. Here is a common, two-thirds of which belong to this parish, and the rest to Saxlingham-Thorpe, which also includes a small part of the village.

The CHURCH (St. Mary,) is a handsome building, with a square tower and five bells. It was thoroughly repaired about 1809, by a late rector, the Ven. John Gooch, Archdeacon of Sudbury, who beautified the windows with stained glass, and was buried in the chancel in 1823, under a neat marble monument.

The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £13. 11s. 8d., and has annexed to it that of Saxlingham-Thorpe, in the gift of the Rev. J.H. Steward, and incumbency of the Rev. W.F. Wilkinson, sen., M.A., of North Walsham. The tithes of the two parishes were commuted in 1843, for £792. 7s. 6d. per annum. The Church Land, 8 acres, is let for £11. 17s.

The Town Lands, 41A. 2R. 6P. have been vested from an early period for paying the tenths, fifteenths, and other charges, and are now let for £53. 8s. per ann., which is applied with the poor rates, together with £2. 2s. as part of the dividends of £105. 1s. 3d. three per cent. stock, which has arisen from the sale of timber, &c.

The poor have the following yearly doles, viz., £3. 12s., left by Eliz. Bayspoole, out of a farm belonging to the Rev. J.H. Steward; £2 from the gravel-pit land, 1A. 2R., left by the Rev. John Tuthill, in 1678; and 19s. 2d. from £31. 19s. 8d. three per cent. stock, purchased with £20, left by Wm. Tuthill, in 1676.

	Alcock     Edward                schoolmaster
	Beckett    Samuel                cider seller
	Buck       James                 carpenter
	Buttifant  Thos.                 tailor, Post-office
	Daniels    Benj.                 vict. Bowling Green
	Daniels    Jeremiah              butcher
	Feltham    Barnabas              manufacturer
	Feltham    Barnabas, jun.        miller
	Fuller     Richard               beer seller
	Gordon     Jno. Esq.
	Johnson    Mr Jacob
	Leighton   Robert                baker
	Muskett    C.H.                  tailor
	Read       Jonathan              carpenter
	Redgrave   John                  grocer, &c
	Thrower    Wm.                   beer seller
	Wilkinson  Rev Wm. Farley, jun.  curate

	   FARMERS.

	Bilham     James
	Hulme      Thomas
	Redgrave   Thos.
	Tallent    Thomas

CARRIER, John Cushion, to Norwich Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Post, daily


See also the Saxlingham Nethergate parish page.

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September 2007