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Help and advice for Norfolk: Freethorpe

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Norfolk: Freethorpe

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

FREETHORPE, 8 miles W. by S. of Yarmouth, and 12 miles E.S.E. of Norwich, has in its parish 388 souls, and 903 acres of land, including 34A of commons. It belongs mostly to R.H.V. Walpole and R. Nevill, Esqrs., and partly to Robert Gilbert, Esq. They are also impropriators of the rectorial tithes, and the two former are lords of the manor.

The Church (All Saints,) is a vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £12, and consolidated with Reedham rectory. (See page 498 [which is the entry for Reedham].) It has 9A. 2R. 30P. of glebe, and was augmented with £400 of Queen Anne's Bounty in 1760 and 1784.

Directory:-

         Carter    William          blacksmith
         Crane     Thomas           shopkeeper
         Farman    John B.          vict., Rampant Horse
         Farman    Henry            tailor
         Green     Henry            joiner
         Hunting   Daniel John      veterinary surgeon
         Mallett   John             shoemaker
         Read      Rd.              brickmaker
         Wales     James            saddler
         Wells     Henry            wheelwright
 
         Cockerill Daniel John      farmer
         Read      Richard          farmer
         Worm      Henry            farmer
 
         Bean      Richard          carrier to Norwich, Saturday
 

See also the Freethorpe parish page.

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December 1998