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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 1864

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

FREETHORPE, 8 miles W. by S. of Yarmouth, and 12 miles E.S.E. of Norwich, has in its parish 425 inhabitants, and 903 acres of land. R.H.V. Walpole, Esq., is lord of the manor and owner of most of the soil, and the remainder belongs to T.W. Gilbert, Esq.

The Church (All Saints) is an ancient building of early English architecture, and consists of nave with aisles, chancel, and round tower with one bell. The windows are all of the simple lancet shape; and the chancel contains a piscina and several tablets of the Walpole family. The building was handsomely restored, at the expense of the lord of the manor, in 1850, when it was re-roofed and refitted with open benches and a new pulpit. A handsome stained glass window of two lights was also inserted in the east end, and the churchyard was enlarged.

The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £12, is consolidated with the rectory of Reedham. (See p.449 [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. The two landowners are impropriators of the rectorial tithes.

The School was built by subscription in 1847, at a cost of £200, and is attended by above 50 children.

POST from Norwich, via Acle.

         Brock    Chas.        tailor
         Carter   Wm.          smith
         Cory     Christopher  saddler & parish clerk
         Crane    Thos.        shopkeeper  [see note below]
         Eacher   John         shopkeeper  [see note below]
         England  Geo.         farmer
         Farman   Hy.          gardnr
         Gooch    Mary Ann     joiner
         Harvey   Charles      beerhouse
         Hindes   John         smith & wheelwright
         Lincoln  George       vict. Rampant Horse
         Mallett  John         shoemaker & shopkeeper
         Moll     Geo.         carrier to Norwich, Wed. Sat.
         Read     Richard      farmer, Manor House
         Waters   Hy.          shopkeeper & pork butcher
         Waters   Maria        brick and tile maker
         Waters   Sarah Ann    schoolmistress

Note: In the original this is:
     Crane Thos. & Eacher John, shopkeepers

See also the Freethorpe parish page.

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July 2011