About a mile N. of the village, is the small manor of FODDERSTON, or Foston Gap, anciently a separate parish, belonging to the abbot of Ely, but now the property of the Dean and Chapter of Ely, and leased to Sir Thomas Hare, together with the tithes; but he is impropriator of the tithes of Shouldham-Thorpe, where the CHURCH, (Virgin Mary,) has a nave and chancel, but the tower fell down in 1724. The living is a curacy, consolidated with that of Shouldham.
The Fuel Allotment, 60A., was awarded in 1794. The poor cut turf upon it, and let the herbage for £7.
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