Norfolk: Salhouse


William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883

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SALHOUSE, or Sallowes, is a large but straggling village and parish, 6 miles N.E. of Norwich, in St. Faith's union, Taverham hundred and petty sessional division, Norwich county court and bankruptcy district, Blofield polling district of South Norfolk, Taverham rural deanery, and Norwich archdeaconry. It had 622 inhabitants in 1881, living on 2060 acres, and has a rateable value of £2470.

The parish lies within William Henry Trafford, Esq.'s manor of Wroxham-with-Salhouse; but the soil belongs to a number of freeholders and copyholders, the latter of whom are subject to arbitrary fines. The Hall, a pretty castellated brick building of the Elizabethan period, contains a fine collection of paintings and other works of art. It stands in a well-wooded lawn commanding extensive prospects, and is the seat of Edward Foote Ward, Esq.

The CHURCH (All Saints) comprises nave with north aisle, chancel, and square tower with two bells. The pillars between the nave and aisle have foliated capitals. Near the south door is a holy water stoup; and here are tablets of the Ward and Farman families. The nave and aisle of the church were built at the end of the 13th century, and the tower was erected in the 15th century, three feet to the west, by the west wall of the nave. The church was thoroughly restored under John O. Scott, Esq., in 1881, at a cost of upwards of £2000, when a south porch was erected, and the south wall of the nave rebuilt. The unique thatch roof is much admired, as it preserves its original appearance, as also does the framework of the roofs of the nave and chancel. The open benches have the ancient poppy-heads, and the pulpit retains the original panels from the ancient pulpit, besides the old hourglass stand. The ancient oak screen, on which the sanctus bell remains, yet requires restoration. When the walls were stripped of their several coats of plaster, they were found to be covered all over with frescoes of very early date. In the tower are two mural monuments formed of stone coffin lids, which were removed from the chancel, and are supposed to be of a crusader. The chancel contains a piscina. The Register dates from 1568.

The discharged vicarage is consolidated with that of Wroxham, in the patronage of W.H. Trafford, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Thomas Francis Boddington, M.A., vicar, to whom the living was presented by the University of Cambridge, the patron being a Roman Catholic. There is here a good residence, built in 1846, at a cost of £1048, about 10 acres of glebe, and a yearly rent-charge of £187 10s., awarded in 1843 in lieu of tithes. The rectorial tithes were sold by Lord Suffield in 1877, and now belong to several gentlemen.

The National School is a neat building, erected in 1845, at a cost of £237, on land given by the late R. Ward, Esq., and now [sic] attended by 70 children. It was considerably enlarged in 1871, and is now [sic] attended by about 100 children.

The Baptists have two chapels here, the oldest of which is endowed with the interest of £190, left by Mrs. Linford in 1825. The Wesleyans now use the chapel which was formerly occupied by the Mechanics' Institution.

The Poor's Allotment, awarded at the enclosure in 1802, comprises 19A. 2R. 21P., which are let, together with 4A. 1R. 21P., received at the same time, in exchange for the old Poor's Land. The rent, £28 a year, is distributed in coals to the poor, who have also a yearly rent-charge of 50s. left by Edward Metyer; 5s. a year from Topcliffe's charity (see Wroxham); and 10s. a year from an acre of land on Mousehold Heath, pursuant to the Plantation Act of the 29th of George II.

POST OFFICE. - Letters arrive at 7.30 a.m., despatched at 4.30 p.m., viâ Norwich. There is also a Wall Letter Box near Mill Hill, cleared at 4.5 p.m. week days, and 9.35 a.m. on Sundays. Blofield is nearest Money Order and Telegraph Office.

         Alexander  Robert            parish clerk
         Barber     Benjamin          farmer
         Benton     Matthew           farmer
         Boddington Rev. Thomas
                      Francis, M.A.   vicar
         Boggis     Jas. Robt.        butcher & shopkpr
         Brown      Thomas            farmer and saddler
         Browne     Samuel            rate collector
         Collins    Walter            station-master
         Davidson   Richard           farmer
         Dowsing    George            shoemaker
         Farman     Henry             grocer and baker
         Farman     Jph.              basket mkr. & thatcher
         Farman     Robert            baker (Henry)
         Girling    William           farmer
         Hainton    Robert            tailor
         Herwin     George            farmer
         Hewitt     John              thatcher
         Howlett    Harcourt          farmer
         Howlett    Horace            frmr. corn, coal, cake, & seed
                                        mert. & miller, Willow Bank
         Newman     Mrs Mary          farmer
         Pratt      Thos. Jas. &
                      Son (William)   grcrs
         Rice       Edmund            market gardener and pork butcher
         Rice       James             victualler, Bell
         Rice       Wm.               shoemkr. & vict. King's Head
         Rose       John              blacksmith
         Rose       Thomas            butcher
         Runacres   William           baker, grocer, and sub-postmaster
         Sewell     Timothy           farmer
         Sutton     Edwd.             farmer, Yew Tree lodge
         Sutton     Edwd. Mingay      fmr. & cattle dlr
         Sutton     Jno.              cattle dlr. Yew Tree lodge
         Sutton     Misses Sarah
                      & Caroline
         Thrower    Samuel            farmer
         Thrower    William           farmer & cattle dlr
         Took       Thomas            farmer
         Tooke      Mr Baseley Hales  Manor hs
         Tooley     Thomas            farmer
         Tuck       Miss Emily J.     Natl. schlmistress
         Wacey      James             farmer
         Ward       Mr Edwd. Foote,
                      M.A.            The Hall
         Winter     George            shoemaker
         Winter     Jas.              wheelwrt. & joiner, Mill hill
         Winter     Thomas            farmer
         Woodcock   Joshua            farmer
         Woodcock   Robert            farmer
         Wright     Robert            shoemaker

STATION on the Gt. Eastern Railway (Cromer branch); trains several times a day; Walter Collins, station-master

See also the Salhouse parish page.

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January 2015