Norfolk: Great Plumstead


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

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PLUMSTEAD, (GREAT) 5 miles E. of Norwich, has in its parish 307 souls, and 1383 acres of fertile land, mostly arable. Joseph Muskett, Esq., owns a great part of the soil, and is lord of the manor of Plumstead; but here are several copyholds of the manor of Thorpe.

The Church (St. Mary,) has a brick tower, erected in 1711. The living is a perpetual curacy, certified at £16, and valued in 1831 at £70. It was augmented from 1764 to 1817, with £600 of Queen Anne's Bounty, laid out in land. The Rev. Edward Cole is the incumbent, and the Dean and Chapter of Norwich are the patrons and appropriators, but the tithes are leased to J. Muskett, Esq. The Church Land is 5A.

The Fuel Allotment, 29A. 3R. 5P., awarded at the enclosure in 1811, is let for £30, which is distributed in coals.


         Atter     Robt.            gardener
         Boast     Robert           shopkeeper
         Cole      Rev. E.
         Chenery   Robt.            machine maker
         Clarke    Jonth.           shoemaker
         Campbell  Alex. Fras., Esq.
         Gooch     Thomas           joiner  [see note below]
         George    Wm.              joiner  [see note below]
         Lond      Thomas           vict., Hare
         Sutton    Fras.            farrier and smith
         Ward      John             vict., Honest Man
         Abigail   John             (owner)
         Goose     Wm.
         Hambleton John
         King      Randall
         Meek      Miles
         Maidstone Robert           (owner)
         Pearce    Daniel and Edw.
         Scott     Ruth
         Tills     John

Note: in the original this is:
     Thomas Gooch and Wm. George, joiners

See also the Great Plumstead parish page.

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