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Norfolk: Wicklewood

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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

Note: In the original this is:
    Kett Rt. and Head Rt. beer sellers

See also the Wicklewood parish page.

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May 2002