Norfolk: North Pickenham


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

[Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]

PICKENHAM, (NORTH) a parish and village, in the vale of a rivulet, 3 miles S.E. of Swaffham, has 269 souls, and 1516 acres of land, mostly the property of E.T. Applewhaite, Esq., lord of the manor and patron of the CHURCH (St. Andrew,) which had formerly a chapel and hermitage dedicated to St. Paul.

The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £5. 4s. 2d., and in 1831, at £430, with that of Houghton-on-the-Hill annexed to it. The Rev. Henry Say, of Swaffham, is the incumbent. The glebe is about 110A. and the tithes of the two parishes were commuted, in 1839, for £482 per ann.

The Fuel Allotment, 10A. 1R. 3P., was awarded in 1807, and is let for £10. The Parish House is occupied by three poor widows.


         Postle    Rev. John   curate
         Boughen   Robert      farmer
         Hasell    Robt.       farmer
         Musgrave  Chas.       farmer
         Rix       Jane        farmer
         Couzens   Hunting     wheelwright and blacksmith [see note below]
         Gill      Thos.       shopkeeper and vict., Blue Lion
         Leech     Croft       carpenter
         Neave     Thomas      beerseller
         Rix       Robert      wheelwright and blacksmith [see note below]

Note: In the original, this is:
     Hunting Couzens and Robert Rix, wheelwrights and blacksmiths

See also the North Pickenham parish page.

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