Norfolk: Kettlestone


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

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KETTLESTONE, 3 miles E.N.E. of Fakenham, is a parish in Walsingham union, Fakenham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Gallow hundred and petty sessional division, Fakenham polling district of West Norfolk, Burnham rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It had 185 inhabitants in 1881 living on 1168 acres, and has a rateable value of £1619. The principal owners are J.S. Scott Chad, Esq., lord of the manor, Sir Willoughby Jones, Bart., the Earl of Leicester, Miss Kiddle, and E.P. Middleton, Esq.

The CHURCH (All Saints), which formerly had a guild of St. Erasmus, comprises nave, chancel, north aisle, south porch, and octagonal tower with one bell, and was thoroughly restored in 1870. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10, is in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. Edgar Montagu, M.A., who has a good residence, 40 acres of glebe, and a yearly tithe rent-charge of £300 awarded in 1839. The living has also been augmented, under Lord Westbury's Act, by a sum of £5000.

A farm of 100 acres, belonging to Miss Kiddle, is charged with the schooling of two poor children, by the will of John Schuldham, dated 1713. There is an INFANT SCHOOL maintained by the rector and Miss Kiddle.

The poor have the following yearly doles, for distributions of bread, viz.:- £2 10s. out of Great Marl Pit Close, left by Blanche Schuldham in 1738; £15 from £500 three per cent. stock, left by William Newman in 1827; £4 4s. from 2 acres of land, left by the Rev. John Howes in 1721; and 25s. from a cottage and garden, left by the Rev. John Branthwayt in 1766. The Fuel Allotment, 25 acres, was allotted at the enclosure, in 1827, when 8 acres (now let for £6) were also awarded in respect of three almshouses, occupied by paupers, and one of which was given by Fras. Schuldham, in 1776.

POST viâ Fakenham, which is the Nearest Money Order Office.

         Bateman   Miss Anna
         Colman    Thomas            beerhouse
         Emery     James             farmer; h Stibbard
         Fransham  Daniel            farmer
         Hill      Mrs               schoolmistress
         Hill      Warner            tailor
         Loades    William           blacksmith
         Montagu   Rev. Edgar, M.A.  rector
         Reader    Robert            shopkeeper & butcher
         Sands     Henry             farm bailiff
         Wright    Henry             farmer, Kettlestone hs

See also the Kettlestone parish page.

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September 2008