Norfolk: Bintry


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

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BINTREE, or BINTRY, on an eminence, 6 miles W. by N. of Reepham, is a village and parish, containing 409 souls, and 1455A. 28P. of land, mostly the property of Lady J. Townshend, (who has a neat residence here called Yarrow House,) Lord Hastings, T. Robson, Esq., and the Earl of Leicester. The latter is lord of the manor, which was purchased by Lord Chief Justice Coke, in 1608, for £625.

The Church (St. Swithin,) is an ancient fabric, but the chancel was rebuilt in 1806. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10, has 13A. 3R. of glebe, and the yearly rent of £418. 7s. 4d. awarded in 1844, in lieu of tithes. It is united with that of Themelthorpe (£135 per annum, and 19A. of glebe,) in the gift of Lord Hastings, and incumbency of the Rev. Augustus Dashwood, of Thornage.

The Fuel Allotment, 16A. 39P., awarded at the enclosure in 1797, is let for £25. 8s. a year, which is distributed in coals. The Town Lands, which had been long vested in trust for the church and poor, were exchanged at the enclosure for 19A. 2R. 38P., let for £22 a year, and a house and 2R. 36P. of land, occupied rent-free by poor families. A legacy of £10, left to the poor by Thomas Lynn, was laid out in building a coal shed.

         Townshend Lady Jas.     Yarrow Hse
         Austin    Thomas        butcher and vict. Half Moon
         Baker     John          shopkeeper
         Barlow    Wm., M.A.     curate
         Burrell   Wm.           miller
         Doughty   Robert        blacksmith
         Forster   John          baker & flour dealer
         Gould     John          joiner, &c
         Hook      Mr Jno.
         Smith     Robert        vict. Royal Oak
            FARMERS.                Shoemakers.
         Cook      Dennis        Bradfield Wm.
         Cooper    Edmund        Prior     Wm.
         Cooper    Mrs           Smith     Robert
         Knights   Robert        Smith     Thomas
         Harrison  Robert
         Sawyer    Eliz.
         Wrightup  Thos.

COACH, &c. to Norwich, Mon., Wed., and Sat.

See also the Bintry parish page.

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