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Norfolk: Southburgh

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1864

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

SOUTHBURGH, or Southbergh, commonly called Barrow, is a parish of scattered houses, near the Blackwater rivulet, 3 miles N.W. by N. of Hingham, and 15 miles W. by S. of Norwich; comprising 317 inhabitants, and 1211 acres of land, divided into two manors, of which Brampton Gurdon, Esq., M.P., and Major Richard Weyland, are lords and principal owners.

The Church (St. Andrew) is a small stone fabric in the early-English style, having a low pitched roof, and comprising nave, chancel, and south porch. It has lost its tower, and the two bells are now hung in a thatched shed at the west end, within a yard of the ground. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £5. 13s. 6d., and now at £249. It was augmented with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty in 1795. B. Gurdon, Esq., is patron, and the Rev. Philip Gurdon, M.A., of Cranworth, incumbent.

The Fuel Allotment, awarded in 1798, is 13A. 2R. 25P., let for £20. 5s. The poor parishioners have also 5s. yearly from Mowting's charity.

The chief residents are -

	Rivett   Edw., sen.      wheelwright
	Rivett   Edw., jun.      shopkeeper
	Rose     John Wm.        shoemaker
	Sare     Wm.             tailor and victualler, King's Head


	Barnard  Jno.            Middleton Mountain
	Barnard  Wm.             Milk      Ishmael
	Brasnett Matthew         Osborn    Wm.
	Eagling  Edw.            Read      James
	Eagling  John            Sare      Wm.
	Eagling  Thomas          Stebbing  Wm.
	Howard   Susan           Webster   Wm.
	Johnson  Ezekial         Wyer      John
POST via Thetford.

See also the Southburgh parish page.

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
January 2008