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Norfolk: Yaxham

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

YAXHAM, a village and parish on the Hingham road, 2 miles S.E. by S. of East Dereham, has 450 inhabitants and 1600 acres of land. Sir W.R. Clayton is lord of the manor, but the soil belongs to W. Collison and several other proprietors.

The CHURCH (St. Peter,) is a small neat edifice, with a round tower, five bells, and a remarkable font in the florid Gothic style. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10, was consolidated with Welborne, and the united livings were valued at £722, in 1831; but they have recently been disunited. Yaxham rectory is worth about £500 per annum. The Rev. W.C. Johnson, M.A., is patron and incumbent.

The National School, built here in 1843, is attended by about 70 children.

The Fuel Allotment, awarded at the enclosure in 1812, comprises 20A., on which the poor cut turf, &c., and let the herbage for about £5 per annum. The Town Lands comprise about 10A., mostly vested with feoffees at an early period for discharging the common burdens of the parish. They are let for £24 a year, which is applied in the service of the church, except £2. 2s., which is distributed among the poor parishioners, who have also the following yearly doles, viz., 26s. from Mowting's Charity; 6s., called Burr's Gift; and 3s. 4d., left by one Hardy, out of land called Wren Park.

	Fowell    Henry                 beer seller
	Gaskin    Chas.                 carpenter & vict. "A" [sic]
	Horn      Thomas                shopkeeper
	Hudson    Wm.                   blacksmith
	Isbill    James & John          carpenters
	Johnson   Rev Wm. Cowper, M.A.  Rectory
	Johnson   Rev John Barham, M.A. rector of Welborne
	Spilman   Charles               National school
	Springall Robert Aldous         corn miller
	Stimpson  John                  butcher
	Tilney    Reuben                corn miller
	Wyett     Ann                   vict. Woolpack


	Abbs      Isaac                 Read      Robert
	Coe       Henry                 Stanley   John
	Hubbard   George                Sussens   Joseph
	Mann      John                  Vincent   Lacey
	Read      James                 Williams  John

See also the Yaxham parish page.

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December 2007