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Norfolk: Whitlingham

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

WHITLINGHAM, a small churchless parish, 3 miles E. by S. of Norwich, has only 28 souls, and 555 acres of land, on the south side of the river Yare. It is in one farm, occupied by Mr. Robert Corby, and belonging to Edward Lombe, Esq., the lord of the manor, impropriator of the tithes, and patron of the sinecure curacy, which is of trifling value, and is now vacant.

The Church (St. Andrew,) was dilapidated about 1630, and now forms a picturesque ruin, near the verge of a lofty precipice, overlooking the river.

The tavern called Whitlingham White House, is in Trowse-Newton parish, and has a ferry across the Yare. Pleasure parties often visit this spot to enjoy its romantic scenery and remarkable echo.

See also the Whitlingham parish page.

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October 2004