Norfolk: Horstead with Stanninghall


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

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HORSTEAD and [STANNINGHALL] form a consolidated civil parish, in St. Faith's union, Norwich county court district and bankruptcy division, Taverham hundred, rural deanery, and petty sessional division, St. Faith's polling district of South Norfolk, and Norwich archdeaconry. It had 565 inhabitants in 1881, living on 2733 acres, and has a rateable value of £3738.

Horstead village is pleasantly seated on the south bank of the river Bure, 7 miles N.N.E. of Norwich. Stanninghall, which comprises 314 acres of land, and was formerly a separate parish, but is now all in one farm, belonging to E. Birkbeck, Esq., M.P., and is ecclesiastically united with Frettenham, but rated with Horstead. Its church was dilapidated in the reign of Elizabeth, but the tower and part of one of the walls remain, and are used as farm buildings. There are large corn mills situated on the river Bure, and several malt-kilns, and [a] large coal and timber wharf.

The Provost and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge, are lords of the manor, which is mostly copyhold on fine certain, and was granted by Henry VI. The hall, formerly the property of Lord Suffield, was purchased, and restored in the Elizabethan style, by E. Birkbeck, Esq., M.P., about 1873. The house is situated in a picturesque and well-wooded park of about 70 acres, pleasantly situated near the river Bure. Horstead House, another Elizabethan residence, on the Bure, with a beautiful river view is the property of Admiral Corbett, C.B. A mile east of the village, and opposite Heggatt's Hall, is Heggatt (or Haggard) Street.

Horstead CHURCH (All Saints) comprises nave, with south aisle, and chancel. Adjoining the chancel is a chantry, belonging to the owners of Heggatt's Hall, and now used as an organ chamber and vestry. The church has, with the exception of the tower, been rebuilt at a cost of about £1500, and a new organ has been built at a further outlay of £150. The font is antique.

The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £7 10s., was consolidated with Coltishall in 1552, and remained so until 1880. The present rector is the Rev. Russell Day, M.A. The glebe house was rebuilt in 1847, when the tithes were commuted for £590 15s. 4d. The Provost and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge, are patrons of the living.

Horstead-cum-Stanninghall SCHOOL BOARD was formed in 1874, and now consists of E. Birkbeck, Esq., M.P. (chairman), Admiral J. Corbett (vice-chairman), S.B. Cooke, Esq., the Rev. R. Day, and Mr. J. Minns. Mr. Utting is clerk. The School was built in 1875, at a cost of £1000, for the accommodation of 100 children; the average attendance is 59.

The Poor's Land, 7 acres, is let for 30s. an acre, and the rents are distributed in coal.

POST from Norwich, viâ Coltishall. Wall Letter-Box cleared at 4.55 p.m.

         Amies        Robert Sharpe       corn, coal, cake, hop and timber
                                            merchant, commission agent,
                                            vessel owner, and water carrier,
                                            &c. Coltishall bridge wharf,
                                            and at Norwich and Yarmouth
         Baldwin      William             joiner, builder and contractor,
                                            brick, tile, &c. manufacturer,
                                            lime-burner, flint, gravel, &c.
                                            merchant, timber merchant and saw
                                            mills, farmer, and road surveyor
         Barker       Edmund,             veternry. surgeon and cattle
                        M.R.C.V.S.          inspector, and at St. Faith's
         Birkbeck     Edwd. Esq.,         The Hall, & 10 Upper Brook street,
                        M.P., D.L., J.P.    London
         Blane        Captain Arthur
                        Rodney, R.N.      Heggatt hall
         Blofield     George              victualler, Recruiting Sergeant Inn
         Brown        William             farmer
         Cowan        John                parish clerk and tailor
         Cooke        Samuel Benjamin     miller and merchant, and at Hoveton
                                            St. John
         Cooper       Mr
         Corbett      Vice-Admiral John,
                        C.B., R.N., J.P.  Horstead house
         Day          Rev. Russell, M.A.  rector, The Rectory
         Falcon       Michael             estate agt. The Lodge
         Forder       Mr Charles
         Foulger      John                blacksmith
         Frost        John                veterinary assistant
         Howes        Chas. Jas. Albert   railway clk
         Howes        Mrs Charlotte       Brd. schlmstrss
         Johnson      Thomas              head gamekeeper
         Johnson      William             tea dealer
         Ketterington Hezekiah            farm bailiff, Home farm
         Ling         George              gamekeeper
         Minns        John Spence         farmer
         Norgate      James               grocer & pork butcher
         Norgate      William Henry       shoemaker
         Raven        Mr Benjamin
         Rogers       Ernest              land agent, Norwich
         Rudling      James               shopkeeper
         Rye          William             farmer
         Stebbings    Charles             shoemaker
         Sutton       George              farmer
         Thorn        Miss Elizabeth      The Lodge
         Utting       Sam John            clerk to Schl. Board
         Utting       Thos. Wltr.         frmr. Stanninghall
         Wigmore      John                head gardener
         Wright       Mr James            Bridge cottage

WATER CONVEYANCE - R.S. Amies' vessels to and fro Yarmouth weekly

Note: in the original, the first 3 words are "HORSTEAD and STANNIGHALL".
See also the Horstead with Stanninghall parish page.

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January 2010