Norfolk: East Poringland


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

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PORINGLAND, (GREAT) or East Poringland, commonly called Pauling, is a pleasant village, 4½ miles S.S.E. of Norwich. It is united with Little Poringland for the support of the poor, and the two parishes contain together 577 souls, and 1521 acres, of which 57 souls and 623 acres are in Little, and the rest in Great Poringland. The Earl of Rosebery is lord of the manor, and the soil is held by many copyholders, subject to arbitrary fines.

The Church (All Saints,) has a tower round at the base and sexangular above. It was repaired about twelve years ago, and contains a small kneeling effigy of Robt. Draper. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 13s. 2d., and in 1831 at £274. J. Brereton, Esq., is patron, the Rev. S. Brereton incumbent, and the Rev. F.G. Goodwin curate.

The tithes were commuted at the enclosure in 1800, when 17A. 11P. was allotted to the poor of Great, and 12A. 2R. 1P. to the poor of Little Poringland. These allotments let for about £35 a year, which is distributed in coals. The poor have also 20s. a year, left by E. and J. Skoyles.

Here is a National School, established in 1841.


         Cattermole David        vict., Dove
         Chaplin    Josiah       schoolmaster
         Hutchin    John         shopkeeper
         Kemp       James        miller
         Lake       Jas.         cattle dealer
         Laws       John         beer seller [see note below]
         Parker     John         miller
         Sewell     Mrs.
         Taylor     Jph.         shoemaker
         Thetford   Robt.        vict. White Hart
         Worman     Geo.         beer seller [see note below]
         Wright     Jonathan     baker and shopkpr.
         Wright     Wm.          carpenter
         Beverley   Thos.        (owner)
         Beverley   Tobias
         Nuthall    Nevill
         Thetford   Robt. Johnson
         Todd       John

Note: in the original this is
     John Laws and Geo. Worman, beer sellers

See also the East Poringland parish page.

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September 2015