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Norfolk: Tilney cum Islington

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

ISLINGTON, or TILNEY-CUM-ISLINGTON, 3 miles W.S.W. of Lynn, is a parish of dispersed houses on the west bank of that broad part of the old river Ouse, which has been converted into pasture ground since the diversion of the waters into the Eau-Brink-Cut. The river was here nearly half a mile in width, confined within artificial banks, and is now crossed by a good turnpike from the old ferry boat house.

Islington contains 251 inhabitants, and 1,510 acres of land, extending southward to the Smeeth and Fen, and including the hamlets of THORNTON's BRIDGE and LORD's BRIDGE, from 2½ to 3½ miles S. of ISLINGTON HALL, the rural and well wooded seat of Edw. Bagge Esq., the lord of the manor, and owner of a great part of the soil. The manor extends into the adjacent parish of Tilney-All-Saints.

The CHURCH, a neat structure standing in the park, is dedicated to St. Mary. The living is a vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £6 13s. 4d., and in 1831, at £74, in the patronage of the Crown, and incumbency of the Rev. James Royle, of Stanfield. The glebe is 5A., and the Church land 2A.

At Thornton's Bridge are six cottages, belonging to the poor, and rebuilt in 1834.

Those marked * in the following Directory, are at Lord's Bridge, and + at Thornton's Bridge.

	  Bagge      Edwd., Esq.    Islington Hall
	  Coe        Mrs. Mary      gentlewoman
	  Edge       John           shopkeeper
	* Fox        Luke           beerhouse
	* Newman     John           vict., Lord's Bridge
	  Patterson  John           parish clerk
	  Royle      Rev. J., jun.  curate

	     FARMERS.

	  Coe        Clements
	+ Coe        Robert
	+ Hill       John
	  Jennery    William
	+ Johnson    Richd.
	  Terrington Wm.            Smeeth
	  Warnes     Thomas
	  Winearls   Chas.

See also the Tilney cum Islington parish page.

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October 2005