William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883
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ELLINGHAM (GREAT) is a scattered village, 2 miles N.W. of Attleborough, and its parish is in Wayland union, Attleborough county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Guiltcross and Shropham petty sessional division, Shropham hundred, Attleborough polling district of South Norfolk, Rockland rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It had 652 inhabitants in 1881, living on 2733 acres, and has a rateable value of £5014.
The soil is mostly the property of Lord Walsingham and Messrs. George Barnard, Henry Norton, and George Tyrell Tyrell [sic]. Lord Walsingham is lord of the largest manor, Bury hall, in which the fines are arbitrary, and the rest of the parish is in Ellingham hall and the Rectory manors, of which Thomas Lombe Taylor, Esq., is lord. The Hall, an ancient moated farmhouse, formerly the seat of Sir Roger Potts, Kt., is the property of George Barnard, Esq., but is now occupied by Henry Cobon, Esq. A remarkably fine stone celt and a brass battle axe were discovered some years ago on the estate of the late R. Barnard, Esq.
The CHURCH (St. James the Apostle) is a large structure, comprising nave, aisles, chancel, and square tower with spire and five bells. The piscina and sedilia still remain. The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £6 5s. 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 (which see). The tithes of this parish were commuted in 1843 for about £430 to the impropriator, T.L. Taylor, Esq.: £242 to the vicar, about £60 a year to the vicar of Carbrook, £95 to the representatives of the late Rev. R. Ingram, and about £70 to the Rector of Little Ellingham.
Here are two chapels belonging to the Baptists and Wesleyans. The former has an endowment of £30 a year, and was built in 1824, and enlarged in 1848.
The Fuel Allotment, 54A. 1R. 32P., was awarded at the enclosure in 1799, and is at present let for about £73.
There is a NATIONAL SCHOOL, attended by 60 scholars, and supported by voluntary contributions. There is also a SCHOOL BOARD, having under its control a school for the accommodation of 60 or 65 children.
POST OFFICE at Mr. Edmund Fox's. Letters are received at 4.50 a.m., and despatched at 8.40 p.m., viâ Attleborough, which is the nearest Money Order and Telegraph Office.
Bailey George farmer and owner
Barlow George farmer
Bowden Robert farmer
Bowles Walter farmer; h Rockland
Brighton William farmer
Butler George miller and baker
Caddy Thomas farmer
Carter Ellis threshing machine owner and
victualler, The Chequers
Carter James farmer and drill-owner
Carter William Charles schoolmaster
Childerhouse Robt. frmr.; h Attleboro'
Clarke William farmer
Cobon Henry farmer, Ellingham hall
Colman Henry farmer
Colman Thomas Hovel farmer; h Rockland, St. Peter's
Dixon F. grocer, draper and general dealer
Dixon Samuel farmer
Downes John farmer
Ducker James coal dealer & shopkpr
Earle Richard farmer
Edwards George shoemaker
Fox Edmund tailor and postmaster
Frost Robert farmer and owner
Grice Frederick farmer
Hart Mark farmer and fowl dealer
Houchen Francis bricklayer & farmer
Houchen Jonathan farmer
Jude George farmer
Kerrison Wm. bricklayer and farmer
Kybird Wm. Robt. wheelwright & crpntr
Lane Benj. vict. The Prince of Wales
Lane James farmer and owner
Lebbell Robert blacksmith and vict. The Crown Inn
Lebbell Robert Barnard blacksmith
Lebbell Wm. carpenter and builder, and agent
for Liverpool, London, and Globe
Leverington Jas. frmr.; h Attleborough
Mace John farmer, vict. and farrier,
The Queen's Head
Mann Jno. Edwd. frmr. & (h) Rockland
Mathews James farmer and owner
Meek John blacksmith
Neal Alfred farmer
Nurse Jacob farm bailiff
Painter George farmer
Pease Robert farmer
Reynolds William farrier
Rivett Charles farmer
Rivett Mrs Mary farmer
Bros. farmers; & Scoulton
Rushbrooke Alban farmer (Rushbrooke Bros.) Berry hall
Rushbrooke Ernest Edwin (Rushbrooke Bros.) Berry hall
Saunders Mrs A. schoolmistress
Self Leonard Wm. farmer and dealer
Spurgeon Robert shoemaker
Stubings Charles butcher and farmer
Surrage Charles farmer
Toll Rev. James (retired Baptist)
Tufts William fowl dealer
Warren Harry harness mkr. & shopkpr
Wilkins Mrs Anne shopkeeper
Wright Samuel farmer & fowl dealer
Wright William farmer
CARRIERS - Jno. Raynor passes through from Rockland to Norwich Wed. & Sat.; John Dye from Rockland to Norwich Tues. and Fri.
See also the Great Ellingham parish page.
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