Norfolk: Horsford


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

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HORSFORD, on the Holt road, 4 miles N.N.W. of Norwich, has in its parish 593 souls, and 4177 acres of land, of which only 1203 acres are titheable, and 3770 assessable to poor-rates, &c. About 600A. form a steril [sic] heath, partially cultivated and planted, and enclosed in 1802, when 208A. 3R. 12P. was set out as a Fuel Allotment.

Sir Thomas B. Lennard, Bart., is lord of the manor, (fines certain.) Admiral Stephens, Viscount Ranelagh, and many smaller owners, have estates here. The ancient lords had a castle here, and there are still some traces of its foundations and moat.

The Church (All Saints,) is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £4. 5s. 2d., and augmented, in 1793, with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty. Admiral Stephens is impropriator and patron, and the Rev. O. Mathias, M.A., incumbent. The glebe is 140A., and the tithes were commuted in 1841, the vicarial for £101. 4s., and the rectorial for £128. 7s. 6d.

         Andrew   Robert              brewer
         Buck     Henry               corn miller
         Cole     James               vict. Crown
         Day      Mrs Cecelia Maria
         Darby    Agnes               boarding school
         Drake    Richard             wheelwright
         Fox      Matthew             vict. Spotted Dog
         Gardiner Geo.                gent. (and Thorpe)
         Lacey    Robert              bricklayer
         Livock   James               butcher
         M'Donald Mrs Harriet
         Mathias  Rev Octavius, M.A.  rector
         Oliver   Mary                beer house
         Pye      Theophilus          shopkeeper & baker
         Wade     John                blacksmith
         Baker    John                Frost    Jonathan
         Barrett  Samuel              Frost    J. jun.
         Blyth    Philip              Greaves  T. & J.
         Bunn     Samuel              Pratt    William
         Crome    Samuel              Wortley  Robert
         Andrew   Alfred
         Andrew   James
         Harvey   William
         Rix      George

See also the Horsford parish page.

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December 2014