Norfolk: East Lexham


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

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LEXHAM, (EAST) 2 miles W. of Litcham, has in its parish 236 souls, and 1,048 acres of land, nearly all the property of F.W. Keppel, Esq., the lord of the manor, who resides at the Hall, a neat mansion pleasantly seated in a small park, within a mile of Litcham.

The Church (St. Andrew,) has a round ivy-mantled tower, and is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8. 6s., and consolidated with that of Litcham. In the chancel are several monuments of the Keppel family.

The Poor's Allotment, awarded in 1797, comprise, 19A. let for £15, 7A., on which fuel is cut; and 2A., on which the poor turn geese and cattle. In 1629, Wm. Allee charged lands, now belonging to F.W. Keppel, Esq., with the yearly payments of 40s., to each of the parishes of East and West Lexham, Great Dunham, Beeston-juxta-Mileham, Litcham, and Castleacre; and 20s., to Newton-by-Castleacre, for the poor.

Here is a small National School, built by F.W. Keppel, Esq.


         Clark        Mary  vict.,    Chequers
         Keppel       Frederick       Hall
                        Walpole, Esq.
         Leatherdale  Frederick       shopkeeper
         Moore        John            miller
         Burton       John
         Childs       Henry
         Middleton    Jph.
         Hunter       Rawdon

See also the East Lexham parish page.

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September 2003