Norfolk: Lyng


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

[Transcription copyright © Jayne Cole]

LYNG, a pleasant village, on the south side of the river Wensum, 6 miles N.E. by E. of East Dereham, and 5 miles S.W. of Reepham, has in its parish a large corn and paper mill, 1899A. 2R. 22P. of fertile land, and 601 inhabitants, of whom 86 are in EASTHAUGH, a small hamlet, on an eminence, one mile S. of the village.

Edward Lombe, Esq., is lord of the manor, (fine arbitrary,) but a great part of the soil belongs to H.T. Custance, S. Mills, and Robert Mitford, Esqrs., and several smaller owners. In the 17th of Edward III., Sir John de Norwich had license to make a castle of the manor-house, some traces of which are still extant on the crown of an acclivity west of the village.

A fair is held fiere [sic, ie here] on Nov.20th.

The Church (St Michael,) has a tower and six bells, and in its windows are some fragments of stained glass. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £11. 0s. 6d., and in 1839 at £508, has 58A. 3R. 5P. of glebe. E. Lombe, Esq., is patron, and the Rev. Henry Evans, incumbent.

The Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel here.

The Church Land, 2A. 28P., is let for £2. 6s. At the enclosure, in 1808, 16A. 1R. 9P. was awarded to the poor for fuel. In 1618, Solomon Leech left the yearly rent charges of £2. 12s. for the poor, 10s. for a sermon, and 1s.4d. for repairing the bell ropes. The poor have also the yearly doles of 20s., left by John Starling, in 1728; and 5s., left by the Rev. Thomas Roberts.

In the following Directory, those marked * are at EASTHAUGH, and the rest at LYNG.

         * Blythe    James            painter, glazier, &c
           Brown     Geo. Esq.
                       & Rev Wm. B.A.
           Filby     George           miller & beerhs. kpr
           Francis   Sarah            vict. King's Head
           Gath      Francis          vict. Fox & Hounds
           Mace      Barnabas         smith and farrier
           Money     Wm.              paper mfr. & miller [See note below]
           Murray    William          bricklayer
           Nicholson John             butcher & lime brnr
           Robberds  Chas. Augustus   paper mfr. & miller [See note below]
           Town      Thomas           schoolmaster
           Cobers    William
           Howard    William
           Bloom     John
         * Blythe    James
         * Bunn      William
           Bunn      Samuel
           English   James
           Frost     William          Manor House
           Mace      Barnabas
           Nicholson John
           Patrick   Dennis
         * Spragg    Samuel  
         * Terrey    Theodrk. 
           Waters    W. & Rd.
         * Wright    John      
         * Wilkin    Samuel
              Grocers & Dprs.
           Baker     Chas.            regr [sic]
           Smith     John
           Stebbings George
           Burton    John
           Filby     Miles
           Francis   Sarah
           Howard    Abrahm.
           Speakman  Austin
           Frost     Robert
           Hudson    Wm.
           Isbel     Charles
           Porter    Charles

Note: In the original, this is:
     Robberds (Chas. Augustus,) & Money (Wm.) paper mfrs. & millers

See also the Lyng parish page.

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November 1999