Norfolk: Felthorpe


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

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FELTHORPE, a large parish and scattered village, 7 miles N.W. by N. of Norwich, has several neat houses, 574 inhabitants, and 2242 acres of land, with several flourishing plantations. Here are four manors, the largest of which is a member of Lord Stafford's manor of Costessey, and consists of copyholds, subject to arbitrary fines. The other manors have for their respective lords, the Rector, the Bishop, and W.H. Fellowes, Esq., but the soil is held by a number of proprietors.

The Church (St. Margaret,) is a rectory, valued in the King's books at £4, and in 1831, at £190. It has 23A. of glebe, of which ten were purchased with £200 of Queen Anne's bounty, obtained in 1759. The Bishop of Norwich is the patron, and the Rev. Richard Brickdale the incumbent. The tithes were commuted, in 1841, for £271. 4s. per annum; and a new rectory house has been recently erected.

The Fuel Allotment, 50A., was awarded at the enclosure, in 1780. The poor cut turf upon it, and the feeding is let for £6 a year. In 1687, Wm. Brereton left two tenements and two acres of land for the residence and sole benefit of two poor aged widows; and he bequeathed his other land and house in Felthorpe, and £100, to be invested for the under-mentioned uses.

Besides the almshouse and two acres attached to it, there is now belonging to this charity, a double cottage and 31A. of land, let for £29. 14s. per annum, of which £2. 12s., in weekly sums of 1s., is paid to the two almswomen; 16s. for a sermon; 16s. for land-tax; and the remainder, after paying for the repairs of the cottages and the church, is distributed among the poor parishioners in coals, blankets, &c.

           Brickdale  Rev Richard      Rectory
           Bowles     John             horsebreaker
           Furniss    John             carpenter
           Gilham     Wm.              bricklayer
           Howe       Richd.           joiner & vict. Mariners
           Massingham Henry            horse dealer
           Miller     John             joiner and parish clerk
           Moore      Robert           vict. Bull
           Newton     Thomas           shoemaker
           Wade       Clarke           blacksmith
           West       Christopher      corn miller
                          (* are Owners.)
         * Austin     John           * Kendall    Anthy.
           Barnard    Henry          * Larwood    Robt.
         * Betts      Money            Moore      Robert
           Buttifant  Jacob            Norman     Eliz.
           Crickmore  Robt.            Pratt      Richard
           Drane      James            Punt       Elizabeth
           Fox        John           * Smith      Wm.
                       (Saw Mills)     Tuck       Samuel
         * Hastings   Wm.              Walker     Isaac
           Howlett    Eliz.            West       Christopher
         * Ives       James            Woodrow    Richd.
           Gayley     George
           Gilham     Eliz.
           Larwood    Robert
           Smith      Samuel
           Turner     John

See also the Felthorpe parish page.

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October 2014