Norfolk: Old Catton


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

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CATTON, which gives name to a police division, is a delightful suburban village and parish, 2 miles N. of Norwich, having many picturesque mansions, ornamented with tasteful plantations and pleasure grounds, and containing 650 inhabitants, and about 900 acres of land, belonging to a number of proprietors, many of whom reside here, and have purchased the rectorial tithes of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich, who are lords of the manor and patrons of the Church, which is dedicated to St. Margaret, and is a vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £4. 13s. 9d. It has 17A. of glebe, and is now enjoyed by the Rev. Richard Hart, A.B., who has £160 a year in lieu of the vicarial tithes, and £10 a year from the rectorial tithes. The church has a round tower, with an octangular top; and in the interior are many handsome mural monuments, to the Corie, Bronde, Blanks, Brereton, Busby, and other families.

Four boys are sent from this parish to Norman's Free School, in Norwich, founded in 1724, by John Norman, who left 6d. each to 20 poor people yearly, on Nov. 1st. and 20s. to the vicar, and 2s. 6d. to the clerk, for a sermon once in two years. (See p. 128. [which is the entry for Norman's Charity School, in the History of Norwich]) The poor have 10s. a year from the treasurer of the Boy's Hospital, in Norwich, as the amount of Warner's charity to this parish; and a yearly rent-charge of 20s., out of Five Acre Piece, left by Wm. Bussey.

They have likewise 15s. worth of bread yearly from the charities of John and Eliz. Addey, which also provide for the education of four boys from Catton, at a school in Norwich, and for binding them out apprentice when they leave school. (See p. 125. [which is the entry for the Norwich Charity Schools, in the History of Norwich]) A Mr. Whall, at an early period, gave 2½A. of land to the poor of Catton, and in 1826, it was exchanged for 3A. 1R. 16P., which is let out to the industrious poor, in about 13 lots, at 10s. a rood. The rents are distributed at Christmas in bread.

Here is a Free School, supported by subscription; and in the village is a small Wesleyan Chapel. The POST OFFICE is at Mr. Thos. Walker's.

New Catton is a modern suburb, in St. Clement's parish, Norwich.

         Bampton     Rev. Charles      Old Hall
         Beekham     John Rix          baker
         Chitty      Mrs M.A.
         Cocks       Dennis            vict. Woodman
         Cooke       Hy.               solicitor (and Norwich)
         Blowes      Rev. Thos.        Catton Grove
         Cubitt      Captain Henry F.
         Everett     Geo. Syder        gent. Rose Ldg
         Everitt     Wm.               gent.
         Hawtayne    Rear Admiral
                       Chas. S.J.
         Harpley     Charles           shopkeeper
         Hart        Rev. Richard      vicar
         Harvey      Capt. George
         Heath       Charles           gentleman
         Hipper      Robt.             beerhouse, Maid's Head
         Hobart      Mrs My.
         Holmes      Edmund            vict. Royal Oak
         Jackson     Samuel            tailor
         Longe       Edm. Slingsby
                       & Robt. Esqrs
         Master      Mrs
         Morse       Geo. Esq.         Catton House
         Nickels     Captain John
         Osborne     Mark              bricklayer
         Plowman     Rt.               saddler & vict. Magpie
         Potter      Ambrose           butcher & shopkpr
         Remblance   Thomas            hoop maker
         Rushmore    Wm.               bookkeeper
         Shreeve     John              blacksmith
         Simpson     John              vict. George & Dragon
         Springfield Osborne           merchant
         Tomlinson   Mrs.
         Tooke       John              gent.
         Walker      Thos.             baker and flour dealer
         Webb        Richard           pork butcher
         Wilkinson   John              police superintendt
         Crowe       Richard           Paul       Wm.
         Dixon       Owen              Randall    John
         Jennings    Wm.               Redgrave   Mark
         Larkman     Martin            Reeve      Wm.
         Broad       John
         Duffield    George
         Howell      John

See also the Old Catton parish page.

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November 2015