Norfolk: Garveston


William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

GARVESTON, commonly called Garston, is a small village and parish on the Hingham road, near Thuxton railway station, 5 miles S.S.E. of East Dereham, in Mitford hundred, Mitford and Launditch union and petty sessional division, East Dereham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Dereham polling district of South Norfolk, Hingham rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It had 336 inhabitants in 1881, living on 802 acres of a rateable value of £1086 15s.

Richard Grigson, Esq., is lord of the manor, but the soil belongs chiefly to the Rev. Henry E. Lombe and Geo. L. Press, Esq., and some smaller owners. The right of lord of this manor was decided in the time of King Edward by the tenants in single combat.

The CHURCH (St. Margaret), comprises nave, chancel, south aisle, and square tower with two bells, and was partially restored and refitted with open benches, new pulpit, reading-desk, &c., in 1856, at a cost of £450. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £7 16s., and now at £230, is in the patronage of the representatives of the Rev. F.E.J. Valpy and incumbency of the Rev. Thomas Rowath Valpy, who has a good residence, built in 1846 at a cost of £2500, about 16A. of glebe, and a yearly tithe rent-charge of £248.

There is a BOARD SCHOOL here for the united parishes of Garveston and Thuxton, built in 1877, and the attendance is between 60 and 70 children.

The fuel allotment, awarded at the enclosure in 1812, comprises 7A. 2R., let for £12, which is distributed in coals. The parish has land let for £3 3s. 6d., which is carried to the poor's rate. A farm at Yaxham, purchased with £100 left by Barbara Lock, in 1685, is let for £25, which is distributed among the poor, together with £6 10s., arising from the following yearly doles: viz. 10s. from Mowting's charity (see page 223 [which is East Dereham]): 10s. left by John Rix, in 1639; £4 10s. left by Wm. Blanchflower in 1723; and 20s. left by Barnard Church (see Norwich). From the latter charity this parish receives every fourth year 30s., of which 9s. 4d. is for the poor, and the rest for a sermon.

POST OFFICE at Mr. Jeremiah Filby's. Letters arrive at 8:30 a.m., and despatched at 5.50 p.m., viâ Hingham, nearest Money Order and Telegraph Office at East Dereham.

         Arthurton   William           farmer
         Buckingham  Robert            farmer and vict., the White Horse
         Bush        Charles           farmer
         Cheetham    Mrs Mary          shopkeeper
         Eagling     James             blacksmith
         Filby       Jeremiah          pork-butchr. & pstmr.
         Fox         Mrs Lucy          farmer
         Fryer       Miss              schoolmistress
         Gapp        John              farmer
         Greenwood   Mrs Anne          farmer & owner
         Greenwood   George            farmer
         Harris      George Nicholson  coal dealer
         Hubbard     George            farmer
         Isbill      Charles           farmer
         Lewell      Isaac             farmer
         Mace        John              shopkeeper
         Palmer      Stephen William   farmer
         Rudd        William           farmer
         Rumble      George            farmer and owner
         Rumble      Thomas            vict., the King's Arms
         Smith       James             carpenter & wheelwright
         Smith       John              carpenter & wheelwright
         Valpy       Rev Thomas Rowath rector, The Rectory
         Vincent     Howard            farmer

See also the Garveston parish page.

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September 1999