Norfolk: Hemblington


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

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HEMBLINGTON is a small scattered village and parish, 8 miles E. by N. of Norwich, containing 284 inhabitants, and 736 acres of land, belonging to the lord of the manor, H.N. Burroughes, Esq., except 60 acres, belonging to Wm. Jary, Esq., and 12 acres to the Dean and Chapter of Norwich, the appropriators of the tithes (commuted for £290 per annum,) and patrons of the Church, (All Saints,) which is a perpetual curacy, certified at £15, and valued in 1831 at £56. It has been augmented, since 1775, with £1400 of Queen Anne's Bounty, laid out in 17 acres of land, at Wood Dalling and Thornton-Bishop, except £800 still remaining in the Bounty Office. The Rev. George Day is the incumbent, but the Rev. H.J. Muskett officiates.

About 1½ mile N.W. of the Church is Pedam, a scattered hamlet, which derives its name from a fine lake or dam, that covers ten acres, and has a beautiful waterfall, ornamented with grottoes, arches, piles of stones and clumps of trees, arranged in the most fantastic manner.

Here is a school, at which Mr. Wright, a Royal Artillery pensioner, teaches 30 free scholars for £5 a year, paid by the incumbent.

The other residents at Pedam are,

         Bayes    Edward           joiner
         Gedge    Wm.              bricklayer
         Thurtle  Rt.              gamekeeper

and those at Hemblington are,

         Coleman  Thomas           veterinary surgeon
         Cutton   Jeremiah         shoemaker
         Rope     Charles Gillett  farmer
         Smith    James            wheelwright
         Weston   Nathaniel        farmer

(Enclosure, 1801.)

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See also the Hemblington parish page.

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August 2004