Norfolk: Horstead with Stanninghall


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

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HORSTEAD-WITH-STANINGHALL form a consolidated parish, with a village of the former name, pleasantly seated on the south bank of the river Bure, 7 miles N.N.E. of Norwich. The parish contains 625 inhabitants, and 2586A. of land, of which only 53 souls, and 314 acres are in Staninghall, formerly a parish, but now in one farm, two miles south of Horstead, belonging to Lord Suffield, and having the ruins of a church, which was dilapidated in the reign of Elizabeth, since which the owner has paid a yearly modus of £5. 10s. to Frettenham, with which it is ecclesiastically connected, though it pays church rates to Horstead.

Horstead CHURCH (All Saints,) has a handsome antique font, and several memorials of the Ward, Hornsell, Townshend, and other families. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £7. 10s., and in 1831 at £402, is in the incumbency of the Rev. Wm. Abbott, and patronage of the Provost and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge, who are also lords of the manor, which is mostly copyhold on fine certain.

Horstead Hall, erected in 1835, in the Elizabethan style, in a romantic dale, which opens to the Bure, is the property of Lord Suffield, and is occupied by the Dowager Lady Suffield; and Horstead House, another neat mansion, is the property of E.H. Lyon, Esq. Thos. Blake, Esq., LL.D., has a handsome seat here, and half a mile E. of the village is an ancient hamlet, called Haggard street.

The National School was established in 1841.

The Poor's Land, 7A., is let in 16 plots, at the rate of 30s. per acre.

         Abbott     Rev Wm., M.A.    Rectory
         Baldwin    J.               bricklayer & lime burner
         Blake      Thos. Esq. LL.D.
         Brightwen  Thos. Esq.       Horstead Hs.
         Cooke &
           Gambling                  corn millers
         Cooke      Mr. Samuel       Mill House
         Coman      John             tailor
         Deacle     Rev H. jun.      curate, (house Cottishall [sic])
         Ewing      J.               vict. Recruiting Sergeant
         Lee        John             corn miller
         Norgate    Maria            schoolmistress
         Partridge  Robert           gent.
         Smith      Robert           grocer and draper
         Suffield   Dowager Lady     Hall
         Wright     Jas.             coal and timber mert.
            Blacksmiths.                Shoemakers.
         Burrell    George           Amis      Robert
         Foulger    John             Bird      Edward
         Foster     John             Moore     Benjamin
         Gosling    Wm.              Page      Philip
         Howlett    Harcrt.          Starling  George
         London     Robert           Utting    John,
         Mayes      William                       Staninghall

See also the Horstead with Stanninghall parish page.

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January 2010