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Norfolk: Toft Monks

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

[Transcription copyright © Dawn Quadling]

TOFT-MONKS, 6 miles S.E. by E. of Loddon, and 4 miles N. of Beccles, has in its parish 349 inhabitants, and 2195A. of land, including 600A. of marsh, and 76A. of woods and plantations.

The principal owners of the soil are W. Carpenter, Esq., Mr. S. Grimmer, and the Master and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge. The latter are lords of the manor, appropriators of the great tithes, (commuted in 1840, for £496 per ann.,) and patrons of the Church, (St. Margaret,) which is a small fabric with an elegant tower. The benefice is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8, and consolidated with that of Haddiscoe. The glebe is 26A., and the common 13A.

The Town Estate consists of three tenements, a garden, and 11A. 3R. 3P., let for £28 a year, which is applied with the church rates. The poor have the dividends of £42 new 3½ per cent. stock, left by Wm. Crisp, in 1798.

	 Carpenter  Wm. Esq.
	 Chalker    Charles      shopkeeper
	 Copeman    Wm.          butcher and beerhs.
	 Farrar     John         wheelwright
	 Forder     James        carpenter
	 Garrood    Diana        vict. Lion Inn
	 Page       Mr Thos.
	 Tripp      Robt.        smith

	   FARMERS. - (* are Owners.)

	*Fuller     Jas.
	 Fuller     J. and Robt.
	 Godfrey    Wm.
	 Hewitt     Thos. Parker
	*Holt       Mrs
	*Maddle     Wm.
	 Woodthorpe Charles
	 Wooltorton Robert

See also the Toft Monks parish page.

Copyright © Pat Newby.
October 1999