Norfolk: Little Dunham


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

[Transcription copyright © Susan Well]

DUNHAM, (LITTLE) a village and parish, 1 mile S. of Graet [sic] Dunham, and 5 miles N.E. of Swaffham, has 298 souls and 1837A. 2R. 30P. of fertile land, mostly the property of Sir C.M. Clarke (lord of the manor,) W.O. Locke, Esq., Mr. Wm. Large, and Mr. John Jackson. Sir Charles Mansfield Clarke, M.D., was created a baronet in 1831, and resides at Dunham Lodge, a neat mansion, erected in 1783 by Edward Parry, Esq., on a commanding eminence. Sir Charles is about to leave Norfolk, and has advertised the Lodge and 300A. of land for sale. (January, 1845.)

The CHURCH (St. Margaret,) is a small antique fabric, with a square tower. The living is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £9. 16s., and now having 24A. 2R. 19P. of glebe, and a yearly rent of about £500 awarded in 1840, in lieu of tithes. The Rev. John Nelson, of Beeston, is patron and incumbent.

Here is a small Primitive Methodist chapel.

The Poor's Allotment, awarded in 1796, contains 35A. 1R. 22P., let for £40, which is distributed in coals. The poor have also the interest of £10, left by an unknown donor; 10s. a year, left by Wm. Nelson, in 1772; and a house in Lynn, left by Thomas Warne, at an early period, and now let for £19. 19s.

         Amos         Benjamin        butcher
         Chamberlayne John            blacksmith
         Greengrass   Wm.             baker
         Hubbard      Richard         farmer
         Jackson      John            owner and farmer
         Lawson       Wm.             shopkeeper
         Long         Wm.             farmer
         Nelson       Rev John, jun.  curate
         Pilgrim      Edward          schoolmaster
         Powley       Bartholomew     farmer
         Snasdell     Ann             vict. Black Swan
         Watts        Mr George
         Wells        Denis           spirit & porter mercht

See also the Little Dunham parish page.

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