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Norfolk: East Tuddenham

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

[Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]

TUDDENHAM (EAST) is a pleasant village of detached houses, 6 miles E. of East Dereham, and 9 miles W. of Norwich; comprising in its parish 103 inhabitants, and 1085 acres of land, forming the manors of Cockfields, Astleys, Berrys and Aphaws [sic], of which Lord Bayning is lord; but S. and J.K. Gooch, Esqrs., have estates here, and several residents occupy their own farms.

The CHURCH (All Saints) stands half a [mile] from the village, and is a neat Gothic structure, with a beautiful stained glass window, representing the Descent from the Cross, the Ascension, and several other devices, painted by the widow of the late vicar, the Rev. Edward Mellish, Dean of Hereford, who died in 1830, and was buried in the chancel, where there are several ancient and modern monuments, and a mutilated effigy, supposed to represent Sir Edm. de Berry.

The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £7.6s., was augmented in 1723 with £200, given by F. Tilney, Esq., and £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty. It is consolidated with that of Honingham. The Rev. Wm. Smith is the incumbent, and Lord Bayning is the patron and impropriator.

Here is a National School for this parish and Honingham.

East Tuddenham TOWN LANDS, 16A.1R., were given by John Proo, in the 19th of Henry VIII., to pay the common charges of the parish. To this property an allotment of 6A. was awarded at the enclosure, and the whole is now let for £37.10s. per annum, which is applied in aid of the poor rates. There are also five cottages, supposed to have been given by John Proo, and occupied by paupers.

The FUEL ALLOTMENT, awarded in 1804, is 25A., let for about £40, which is distributed in coals among the poor. Frederick Tilney, in 1717, gave three tenements for the residence of poor parishioners, and they now consist of five small cottages, to which 2R. 26P. of land was allotted at the enclosure. In 1705, the Rev. Jeremiah and Mary Revans gave 1½A. of land, called Seabornes, for distributions of bread every fortnight, and a yearly sermon. The former also gave for the same uses a yearly rent-charge of 39s, out of a [f]arm now belonging to Mr. Balls. The poor have the following yearly doles, viz., 6s. from Mowting's Charity; 3s. from land left by an unknown donor; and £2.8s.6d. paid by Lord Bayning, as the gift of the Rev. T.R. Duquesne, who died about 1785.

	Child     Thos.          blacksmith and horse dlr.
	Comer     James          wheelwright
	Gooch     John Kerr, Esq.
	Murrell   Wm.            cattle dlr. and beerhs
	Neave     Thomas         carpenter
	Parker    Wm.            grocer and draper
	Smith     Rev. Wm. M.A.  vicar
	Taylor    Richardson     butcher
	Thurston  Danl.          joiner and vict. Bull
	Turner    Stephen        shopkeeper
	Want      Wm.            baker

	   FARMERS.
	(* are Owners.)
	 Bales    Wm.
	 Barker   John           (to J.K. Gooch, Esq.)
	*Child    Wm             (& horse dealer)
	 Child    Thomas
	 Curson   Mary
	 Harrison Mattw.
	 Kirby    John Cole
	*Leach    John
	 Newman   Mrs.
	 Saunders Henry
	 Sussens  Benj.
	 Tann     John
	 Tyler    Ann
	*Vassar   Thomas
	*Vassar   Wm.
	 Wright   Thomas

See also the East Tuddenham parish page.

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August 1999