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Norfolk: Titchwell

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

TITCHWELL, 5 miles W. by N. of Burnham-Market, is a small village over looking the salt-marshes and Brancaster Bay. Its parish has 166 souls, and 1,430 acres of land, a great part of which, with the manor, belongs to Magdalen College, Oxford, but is held on lease by Leonard Lowther Thompson, Esq., who has also a small freehold here, and resides at Sheriff Hutton, near York. At the enclosure in 1786, about 220A. of salt-marsh was embanked from the influx of the tides, which formerly flowed nearly up to the Rectory-house.

The CHURCH (St. Mary,) has a round tower, surmounted by a short wooden spire, covered with lead. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at 12 has about 16A. of glebe, and a yearly rent of 406 13s., awarded in 1839, in lieu of tithes. The patronage is in Eton College, and the Rev. Fdk. Browning, M.A., is the incumbent.

The Wesleyans have a chapel here, and at the cross roads is the shaft of an ancient cross.

The Church Land, 8A. 2R., is let for 16. For weekly doles of bread, the poor have a yearly rent-charge of 1 14s. 8d., left by Jas. Dalling, in 1640. They have also one-third of Walterson's Charity, as noticed with Thornham; and the parish has the privilege of sending four boys to the Free School at Brancaster.

DIRECTORY:-

	Browning  Rev. Fredk., M.A. Rectory

	Barker    Ann               farmer
	Dodman    Martin            merchant & farmer
	Oake      Robt.             shoemaker
	Temple    John              vict., Horse Shoes
	Youngs    John              shopkeeper

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Copyright Pat Newby.
January 2001