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
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