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Norfolk: Tilney All Saints

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

TILNEY ALL SAINTS is a scattered village and parish, with several neat houses, 4 miles W.S.W. of Lynn, containing 441 inhabitants, and about 2,600 acres of land, exclusive of 150 acres of the old bed of the river Ouse. Edward Bagge, Esq., owns a great part of the soil, and is lord of the manor of Tinley-cum-Islington [sic], (see p.567 [which is the entry for Tilney cum Islington]. The Rev. J.H.S. Cary, of Farnham, Surrey, has also a large estate here; the heirs of the late Right Hon. W. Huskisson are lords of Berry manor; and Colonel Moorwood is lord of Kenwick manor; besides which, some other manors extend into this parish. Robert Pitcher, Esq., of Lynn, has an estate here.

The CHURCH, dedicated to All Saints, is a large free-stone building, with a square tower, surmounted by a spire. Its windows were formerly decorated with stained glass, all of which is gone. In the churchyard is part of a stone coffin, said to have contained the remains of Hickifric, or Hickathrift, the giant, who expelled, with his wheel and axletree, the lordly invaders of the Smeeth and Fen, as noticed at page 564 [which is the entry for Freebridge Marshland Hundred]. In the tower are six musical bells, and the parish is celebrated for excellent ringers.

The living is a vicarage, with that of Tilney St. Lawrence annexed to it, valued in the King's Book at £30, and in 1831 at £299. It is now enjoyed by the Rev. Charles Currie, M.A. The advowson, and appropriation of the rectorial tithes, are in Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, by a grant from Edward III., in the 32nd year of his reign. The glebe is 46 acres; and the Church Land 19 acres.

The Wesleyans have a chapel here, built in 1843.

The Parish Land, 16A., is let for about £25 a year, which is carried to the poor-rates. The poor have a yearly rent charge of £2, left by Thomas Say; and 2A. of land left by an unknown donor, and let for £5 per annum.

John Aylmer, bishop of London, who died in 1579, was born here, in the house called Aylmer Hall.

	Beckinton Elizabeth & Chas.  vict., Shore Boat
	Bellamy   John               vict., Bell
	Carr      Richard            shopkeeper
	Cox       Thomas             gardener
	Currie    Rev. Chas., M.A.   vicar
	Fysh      Thomas             wheelwright
	Grummitt  George             shoemaker
	Jary      Robert             parish clerk
	Mallows   John               blacksmith
	Overton   Benjamin Turner    butcher
	Patterson James              beer house
	Prior     John               wheelwright
	Sharrod   William            blacksmith
	Skinner   J.                 shoemaker
	Softley   William            baker
	Tungate   Thomas             shopkeeper
   
	                      FARMERS.

	Benton    Thomas             Green     Francis, Manor House
	Coe       William            Johnson   Benj.
	Crabb     John               Johnson   John
	Failes    William            Neep      Francis
	Ghent     James              Snasdell  Oliver
	Ghent     Thomas             Stanton   William Kenwick Hall
	                             Thorpe    George

See also the Tilney All Saints parish page.

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October 2005