Norfolk: Great Ryburgh


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

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RYBURGH MAGNA, a large village on the western bank of the Wensum, 4 miles S.E. of Fakenham, has in its parish 521 souls, and 1,488 acres of land. Edmond Wodehouse, Esq., M.P., of Thorpe, near Norwich, is lord of the manor, and owner of a great part of the soil; and also of Sennowe Lodge, a neat white mansion, embowered in plantations, and overlooking a long reach of the Wensum, 2 miles S. of the village, and 3 miles W. of Foulsham. Ryburgh Hall, a small mansion in the village, is the seat of Lieut. Colonel Hugh Fitz-Roy, who owns about one-third of the parish.

The CHURCH (St. Andrew,) has a modern stained glass window, and a tower, round at the base, and octangular above. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £14 6s. 10d., and in 1831 at £582, with the vicarage of Ryburgh Parva annexed to it, in the gift of E. Wodehouse, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Wm. Ray Clayton.

At the enclosure, in 1808, 270 acres were allotted in lieu of tithes, and 29A. 13P. to the poor for fuel. At the same time, the Church Land was exchanged for 8A. 2R. 3P.

         Ainger     Luke               beerseller
         Bell       Samuel             blacksmith
         Clayton    Rev. William Ray   rector
         Curties    Sir Thomas H., Kt. Sennowe Lodge (1833.)
         Flaxman    Saml.              druggist & schoolr.
         Fitz-Roy   Lieut.-Col. Hugh   Hall
         Howell     Henry              baker
         Howell     William            butcher
         Mays       John               miller
         McGregor   Mr. Robt.
         Mesney     Michael            grocer & draper
         Nichols    John               joiner, & vict., Crown
         Platten    John               tailor, & vict., Blue Boar
         Plowright  N.J.               corn miller
         Pratt      John               shoemaker & shopkeeper
         Priest     Rev. Edward, B.A.  curate
         Richardson Thomas             grocer & draper
         Southgate  Robert             wheelwright
         Woods      William            shoemaker
         Bell       Martin             Green      John
         Boulter    Money              Page       Levi
         Foster     William            Southgate  Wm.
         Francis    Benj. Jno.         Wilson     Sarah

See also the Great Ryburgh parish page.

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November 2004