Norfolk: Bergh Apton
William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845BURGH-APTON, or BERGH-APTON, is a pleasant village, in the detached part of Clavering Hundred, 3½ miles W. by N. of Loddon, and 7½ miles S.S.E. of Norwich, on a branch of the river Yare. It has been much improved during the last forty years. Its parish increased its population from 304 souls, in 1801, to 564, in 1841, and contains 1924A. of land, belonging to a number of owners, some of whom reside here, in neat houses.
The Earl of Abergavenny is lord of the manor, (fines certain,) and patron of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £13. 6s. 8d., and in 1831 at £575, with a mediety of Holverstone (£5 a year,) annexed to it, in the incumbency of the Hon. and Rev. J.T. Pelham. The glebe is 47A., and the tithes have been commuted for £585 per annum.
The Church (St. Peter and St. Paul,) has a lofty tower, and was repaired, new roofed, and enlarged in 1838. Here was anciently another church (St. Martin,) but it was dilapidated in the 15th century, and its remains were cleared away in 1834.
Here is a commodious National School, built in 1839.
A farm of 60A., now let for £90 a year, was left by Chpr. Tenwinter, in 1599, for the general benefit of the parish, but subject to the yearly distribution of 20s. among the poor. Since 1660, the rent has been applied in defraying the churchwardens' and constable's accounts. The Poor's Allotment, awarded at the enclosure, in 1801, is 22A., let for £27, which is distributed in coals.
Cooke Thomas, Esquire Dawson John registrar Denny Rd. Esq. Denny Mrs. My. Goff George corn miller Hubbard Mary Ann schoolmistress Hurry Samuel shoemaker Ingram Ann National School Parsons Thomas beer seller Pelham Hon. & Rev. J.T. Rectory Scarlett Wm. gardener Smith Mrs Elizabeth Waterson James blacksmith FARMERS. (* are Owners.) Batchelder Saml. George Thos. * Clarke Samuel Seago Thos. * Clarke Thomas Seago Wm., grocer Cushion Isaac * Smith John Dunham James Utting James
See also the Bergh Apton parish page.
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