Norfolk: Great Ellingham


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

[Transcription copyright © Pamela Littlefair]

ELLINGHAM (GREAT) is a dispersed village, 2 miles N.W. of Attleborough. Its parish has 838 inhabitants, and 2530 acres of land, mostly the property of Lord Walsingham, and Messrs. Benj. Barnard and Wm. Norton; the former of whom is lord of the largest manor, called Bury Hall, (fines arbitrary,) and the rest of the parish is in the manors of the Rectory and Ellingham Hall, the latter of which is an ancient moated farm-house.

The CHURCH (St. James the Apostle,) is a large fabric, with a square tower, a spire, and five bells. The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £6. 5. 10d., was augmented in 1722-3, with £200 of Queen Anne's bounty, and 200 given by the Rev. J. Cator. It is consolidated with the rectory of Little Ellingham, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. S. Colby, as noticed at page 365 [which is the entry for Little Ellingham]. The tithes were commuted in 1843. The vicar of Carbrooke has the great tithes of 200 acres, and the rest are in Chancery.

Here is a Baptist, and also a Wesleyan Chapel, and the former, built in 1820, has an endowment of £30 per annum. The Fuel Allotment, 54A. 1R. 32P., was awarded at the enclosure, in 1799, and is let for £90 a year.

The POST OFFICE is at Jas. Rose's. Letters daily from Attleborough.

         Barnard     John Robert        gentleman
         Barnard     Lydia              vict. Crown
         Dennis      Benj.              parish clerk
         Hooke       John               shoemaker & currier
         Houchen     S.                 shoemaker
         Lebbell     Robert             vict. Chequers
         Leeder      Wm. sen. and jun.  farriers
         Poll        Robert             gardener
         Powell      Rev Alfred         (Baptist min.)
         Sayer       John               corn miller
         Starke      James              shoemaker
         Stebbings   Michael            butcher
            Bakers.                        Grocers, &c.
         Lane        Aaron              Rose     James
         Warren      Wm.                Willemer Richd.
            Beerhouses.                    Wheelwrights.
         Bartram     John               Brooks    William
         Rivett      Jonathan           Chaplain  Edwd. and William
         Castleton   Jonas
         Lebbell     Robert
         Yeomans     Roger
         Adams       John
         Barnard     B.                 (Hall)
         Barnard     John
         Barnard     James              (& corn mert.)
         Colman      Edward
         Colman      James
         Downes      Wm.
         Lynn        William
         Mann        Mary
         Rose        John
         Warren      Samuel             (and tanner)

See also the Great Ellingham parish page.

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February 1999