Norfolk: Lyng


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

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LYNG, a 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, is in Mitford and Launditch union, East Dereham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Eynsford hundred and petty sessional division, Reepham polling district of North Norfolk, Sparham rural deanery, and Norwich archdeaconry. The rateable value is £2914, and the parish had 499 inhabitants in 1881, living on 1899 acres of fertile land. The parish includes EASTHAUGH, a small hamlet on an eminence, one mile south of the village.

The owners are the Rev. H.E. Lombe, Sir Hambleton Custance, K.C.B., and Messrs. William Cadywold and William Wright. The Rev. H.E. Lombe is patron of the living and lord of the manor. In 1343, 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 aclivity east of the village. A fair used to be held here on November 20, for stock and pleasure.

The CHURCH (St. Michael) has a tower and six bells, and was restored and reseated about twenty-two years ago. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £11 0s. 6d., and now at £528, has 58A. 3R. 5P. of glebe. The Rev. Henry Evans Lombe, B.A., is patron, and the Rev. C. Jex-Blake, M.A., incumbent.

The Wesleyan Reformers and the Primitive Methodists have each a chapel here. The NATIONAL SCHOOL is a neat red brick building, erected in 1863 at a cost of £450, and attended by 80 children.

The Church Land, 2A. 28P., is let for £2 6s. At the enclosure, in 1808, 16A. 1R. 9P. were awarded to the poor for fuel. In 1618, Solomon Leech left 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 yearly doles of 20s., left by John Starling, in 1728; and 5s., left by the Rev. Thomas Roberts.

POST OFFICE at Mr. John Long's. Letters, through Norwich, received at 9 a.m.; despatched at 2.20 p.m. (no Sunday.) Reepham is the nearest Money Order and Telegraph Office.

         Baker     John            farmer
         Barker    James           farmer, Collin green
         Bird      John            farmer, Collin green
         Blythe    Albert          farmer
         Blythe    Edgar           farmer and landowner
         Blythe    Mr James, jun.  Easthaugh
         Burton    Jno.            wheelwright & beerhouse
         Burton    Joseph          carrier
         Cobon     William         farmer
         Comer     Isaac           farmer, Easthaugh
         Eggett    Mrs Hannah      shopkeeper
         Eggett    James           blacksmith
         English   Misses          frmrs. Primrose Gn
         Harris    John            carpenter
         Henry     Geo.            butcher & vict. Fox and Hounds
         Howard    Samuel          boot and shoe maker
         Hudson    Stephen         bootmaker
         Jex-Blake Rev. Charles
                     Thomas, M.A.  rector, The Rectory
         Long      Jno.            baker, grocer, & post office
         Mace      Thomas          blacksmith
         Matthews  Captain Wm.     fmr. Lyng hse
         Natt      James           shopkeeper
         Nicholson Robert Norton   farmer, landowner, and lime burner
         Pigg      Elijah          draper, grocer, & assistant overseer
         Rayner    Benjamin        vict. King's Head
         Reeve     John            shopkeeper
         Sewter    Frederick       carpenter
         Sewter    William         farmer, Mill house
         Speakman  Austin          bootmaker
         Spooner   Jabez           farm bailiff to E. Wright
         Wright    William         parish clerk

CARRIER.- Joseph Burton, to Norwich every Sat; to E. Dereham every Fri.

See also the Lyng parish page.

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September 2008