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.
Bartram John Brooks William
Rivett Jonathan Chaplain Edwd. and William
Barnard B. (Hall)
Barnard James (& corn mert.)
Warren Samuel (and tanner)
See also the Great Ellingham parish page.
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