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Norfolk: Framingham Pigot

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

FRAMINGHAM-PIGOT, a small scattered village, 4½ miles S.E. by S. of Norwich, has in its parish 289 souls, and 565A. of land, owned by many freeholders; but the Earl of Rosebery is lord of the manor, which was given by Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, to the Pigot, or Picot family.

The CHURCH (St. Andrew,) is a small, humble fabric, with a tower. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £3. 6s. 8d. The Bishop of Norwich is patron, and the Rev. Thos. Johnson Ormerod, M.A., is the incumbent, and is now building a neat Rectory House. The tithes were commuted in 1842 for £220 per annum.

The Fuel Allotment, awarded at the enclosure in 1800, is 7A. 3R. 2P., let for £12.

Here is a Baptist Chapel, built about 1808.

         Babbings  Robert           vict. Black Horse
         Henry     Henry            vict. Gull
         Lansdell  Wm.              smith & vict. Fox
         Lawrence  Wm.              shopkeeper
         Leech     Robert           cattle dealer
         Ormerod   Rev Thos.
                     Johnson, M.A.  rector, and Bishop's chaplain
         Sheldrick Robert           beer seller
         Stark     Michael          gent.
         Youngs    Robert           carpenter
 
                           FARMERS.
 
         Barker    Thomas           Pitcher   James
         Bunting   Benj.            Seeley    Thomas
         Hawkes    John             Ward      George
 

See also the Framingham Pigot parish page.

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August 2008