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Norfolk: Tibenham

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

[Transcription copyright © Ann Duncan]

TIBBENHAM, a large village and parish, 3½ miles E. of New Buckenham, and 14 miles S.W. by S. of Norwich, has 749 inhabitants, and 3254 acres of land, belonging to many owners, the largest of whom is J. Petre, Esq., lord of all the manors, except Challon's Hall, the property of Sir R. J. Buxton.

J. Petre, Esq., is also lessee of the rectorial tithes, under the Bishop of Ely, the patron of the vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £7. 6s. 8d., and now enjoyed by the Rev. Thomas Dixon. It was augmented in 1816 with a parliamentary grant of £1000, and £380 given by the late vicar. These sums, except £118, were laid out in the purchase of 22A. of land in 1831. The tithes have recently been commuted, the rectorial for £782. 10s., and the vicarial for £327. 5s. per annum.

The Church (All Saints,) has a square tower and six bells. The Church Land comprises 40A. 2R. 16P. in Winfarthing, let for £43; and 10A. in this parish let for £22. Two cottages, and 1A. 35P. of poor's land, were sold by the Overseers a few years ago. A Clothing Society, for the relief of the poor, is supported by the contributions of the landowners, and other parishioners.

The Methodists have a small chapel here; and near the church is a National School, built in 1831.

	 Adams      Rev. K.      curate
	 Catchpole  Robt.        watch & clock mkr
	 Cooke      Wm.          wheelwright
	 Etheridge  Wm.          tailor
	 Everett    Wm.          grocer, &c
	 Feltham    Wm.          grocer and tailor
	 Foreman    Wm. Cooke    vict. Greyhound
	 Kirby      Sarah        National School
	 Lant       Joseph       corn miller
	 Sheldrake  Wm.          saddler
	 West       Henry        grocer and tailor

	    Blacksmiths.                  Shoemakers.

	 Balls      John               Manser     Wm.
	 Cooper     Edward             Ringer     John

	                   * are Owners.

	*Bales      Edmund & Simon     Leach      Sporle
	 Blomfield  Henry              Lister     Wm.
	 Brewster   Henry             *Nudds      Robert
	 Chastney   Wm.                Pearson    John & Joseph
	*Dodd       James              Pretty     Robert
	 Everett    John               Robinson   Thos.
	 Feltham    Thos.              Saunders   Henry
	 Fordham    Jas.               Self       Chas. & Edw
	 Garrard    Thomas             Sheldrake  John
	*Gowen      George             Sparrow    Jerh.
	 Hardy      Robert             Warren     Eliz.
	 Holmes     Fredk.             Westgate   Michl.

See also the Tibenham parish page.

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June 2001