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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