Norfolk: Ringland


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

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RINGLAND, on the west bank of the Wensum, 7 miles N.W. of Norwich, has in its parish 386 souls, and 1,202A. 2R. 38P. of land, mostly the property of T.T. Berney, Esq., and several smaller owners, but Lord Stafford is lord of the manor, which is chiefly copyhold, subject to arbitrary fines; and was anciently held by the Le Neve family.

The Church, (St. Peter,) is a handsome structure, with a tower and five bells. It has a richly carved antique font. The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £3. 6s., was augmented in 1780, with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty, which was laid out in 10A. of land. It has also, 12A. 1R. 21P. of glebe, and the vicarial tithes were commuted, in 1840, for £105 per annum. The Bishop of Ely is patron, and the Rev. Richard Brickdale incumbent.

The Methodists have a small chapel here, built in 1832.

Mrs. Ann Le Neve, in 1718, left £200, to be laid out in land, for the support of a schoolmistress, to teach 20 or more poor children of Ringland, to read and work. £50 was lost, and the remaining £150 was laid out in the purchase of 16A. of copyhold land, in Weston, now let for £22 a year.

The Poor's Land, 3A., is let for £3, which is distributed among the poor, with a yearly rent-charge of 10s., left by John Laverock, in 1806, out of Dike Hill Meadow. In 1700, Fras. Le Neve, charged his estate here with the yearly payment of £6, for apprenticing poor boys, but it has not been paid in the memory of any of the parishioners.

The rent of a small meadow is applied to the repairs of the foot bridge, which here crosses the Wensum.

         Abel       William         poulterer
         Abel       Jeremiah        butcher
         Blyth      Matthew         blacksmith
         Blyth      John            wheelwright (& Morton)
         Cranness   Wm.             boot and shoemaker
         Hart       George          shopkeeper
         Lane       John            joiner and vict., King of Prussia
         Mead       John            tailor and shopkeeper
         Millatt    Jonathan        free schoolmaster
         Palmer     George          beer-house keeper
         Plummer    Raminta         shopkeeper
         Rivett     Wm. Christmas   corn miller
         Wilkinson  Pickenham       gardener
         Crickmore  Hy.
         Dunham     Edmund
         Frost      John
         Gibbs      Thomas
         Pratt      Edward
         Wright     Edmund

See also the Ringland parish page.

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November 2007