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WICKLEWOOD, a parish and scattered village, three miles W. of Wymondham, and E. of Hingham, contains 1527 acres of land, and had 775 inhabitants, in 1841, including 137 in Forehoe Hundred Workhouse, which is described at page 430 [which is the entry for Forehoe Hundred]. Here is a fine lake of nearly 20A., abounding in pike and other fish. Henry VI. granted Wicklewood a market and two fairs, but they were obsolete more than two centuries ago.
The soil belongs to many proprietors, the largest of whom is Lord Wodehouse, lord of the manor of Wicklewood, but here is a small rectorial manor, called Ampners, and belonging to Mrs. Cholmondeley, Mrs. Darby, and Mrs. Kett, as impropriators of the rectorial tithes, and patrons of the vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £6. 3s. 11½d., and in 1831, at £131. The Rev. M.B. Darby, of Hingham is incumbent.
The Church (All Saints,) is a large building, with a lofty square tower, and there was in the same burial-ground, another Church, (St. Andrew,) belonging to the rectory, but it was dilapidated in 1367.
Here is a National School for this parish and Hackford. The Fuel Allotment, 12A., was awarded at the enclosure, under an act of 47th George III., and is let for £10 a year. The tithes were commuted in 1844.
August Robt. baker and shopkeeper Buck John smith and wheelwright Camp Mr Wm. Cann John wheelwright Foulsham Wm. Workhouse school Head Matthew shoemaker Head Rt. beer seller [see note below] Kett Rt. beer seller [see note below] Knyvett Ann National school Mann Richd. bricklayer and beerhs. Miller George shopkeeper Quantrail Susan straw hat maker Shingles Mary vict. Wild Man Turrell Mr Wm. Wade Stephen master of Workhouse Watton Mr Wm. Lodge FARMERS. Bacon Jas. & Ths. Banham Thos. Barker George Barnard Robert Bowles Samuel Burrell Jno. Limmer Duffield John Green James Hubbard Henry Kirk James Kirk William Plowman John Rix William Roe Simon Smith Thomas Watson Armine Wrigglesworth John
See also the Wicklewood parish page.
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