Norfolk: Aldeby


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

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ALDEBY, a parish of scattered houses, in the vale of the Waveney, 3 miles N.E. of Beccles and 16 miles S.E. by E. of Norwich, contains 496 souls, and 3041 acres of land, belonging to many proprietors. The Trustees of Ampton School, Suffolk, own the Hall farm, (380A.,) and are lords of the manor, in which the copyholds pay small certain fines.

Here was a small Priory, founded in the reign of Henry I., by Agnes, wife of Robert de Kia, for black monks. Its remains are now a malt-house. It was granted at the dissolution to the Dean and Chapter of Norwich, who are still appropriators of the tithes and patrons of the Church, (St. Mary,) which has a tower, rising between the nave and chancel.

The benefice is a perpetual curacy, valued in 1831 at £64, and now enjoyed by the Rev. A.F. Bellman. W. Carpenter, Esq., is lessee of the tithes.

The Poor's Allotment, awarded at the enclosure in 1806, is about 22A., let for upwards of £30 a year, which is distributed in coals.

The National School, built in 1840, is attended by about 80 children.


         Bellman    Rev. A.F.     incumbent
         Buck       Alfred        National School [see note below]
         Gray       Mrs. Ann      National School [see note below]
         Howes      Chas.         vict., Tuns
         Hutton     Misses B.A.H
                      and F.
         Woodthorpe Wm.           corn miller
         Blomfield  John
         Culyer     Robt.
         Flaxman    Robert
         Gowing     Wm.
         Hunt       John
         Last       John
         Sutton     J.

Note: In the original this is:
     Alfred Buck and Mrs. Ann Gray National School

See also the Aldeby parish page.

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