William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1864
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CLENCHWARTON is a scattered village, 2 miles W. of Lynn by the ferry, and 3 miles by the bridge, including within its parish 599 inhabitants, and 3070 acres of land, exclusive of about 160 acres of the old bed of the river Ouse, now converted into pasture ground. The soil belongs to a number of freeholders, the largest of whom are E. Akroyd, J.B. Monk, and John Stephens, Esqrs., and the Rev. J.C. Keate; but Richard Bagge, Esq., is lord of the manor.
The Church (St. Margaret) is an ancient cemented building, partly mantled with ivy, and sheltered on the north by the plantations of the rectory house. It comprises nave, chancel, and tower with five bells, and was reseated and repaired about ten years ago. The chancel was restored in 1863.
The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £14. 16s. 6d., is in the patronage of Sir Edward Grogan, Bart., M.P., and incumbency of the Rev. Thomas T. Upwood, M.A., of Terrington St. Clements, who has here a good residence (occupied by the curate), about 32 acres of glebe, and a yearly tithe rent-charge of £435. There are also 3½ acres of land and 9 cottages, the rents of which are applied towards the repairs of the church. About 1100 acres of land in this parish are titheable only to West and North Lynn.
The National School was built about twenty years ago, and is attended by 65 children. The Wesleyans and the Primitive Methodists have each a chapel here. The poor have an orchard of three roods, left by Thomas Wardle in 1730, and three roods left by Ann Rodgers, in 1776. The salt marshes of this parish extend to the Wash, between Terrington and North Lynn.
POST OFFICE at Ann Sutton's. Letters despatched, via Lynn, at 5 p.m.
Allen Robt. par. clerk Barron Mr Thos. Crabb William victualler, Black Horse Cranfield William corn miller Grogan Rev. Geo. M.A. curate, Rectory Hambling Henry William schoolmaster Harrison Fletcher victualler, Victory Hudspeth Henry machine maker Maher James Hannell road surveyor Tipple Thos. butcher Vincent Samuel cattle dealer Wardle Mr John BEERHOUSES. Fuller John Hall Thos. Smeeth Hudspeth Henry Tipple Geo. (and butcher) BLACKSMITHS. Green Thomas Hudspeth Henry FARMERS. (* are Owners.) Barron Thos. John Gagen Goddard * Briggs Henry * Harrison John Burrell Alderson Looker Wm. Banklands Collinson Charles Hall Cooke Isaac Mountain Ellen Diggens Francis, Scrimshaw George The Smeeth * Warnes James * Fisher George Warnes James jun. SHOEMAKERS. Harrison Fletcher Platten John
CARRIER to Lynn, Ann Embling
See also the Clenchwarton parish page.
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