Norfolk: Salthouse


William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1836

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SALTHOUSE, a parish and scattered village, partly on an abrupt acclivity, rising above the swampy salt marshes, within half a mile of the sea beach, and 4 miles N. of Holt, has 262 inhabitants, and 757 acres of arable and meadow land, and about 400 acres of marsh, mostly covered with water; frequented by numerous flocks of wild fowls, and having in the pools immense quantities of excellent eels.

The principal land owners are Mr. J. Johnson, Mrs. A. Purdy, and Mrs. P.M. Girdlestone. The latter is lady of the manor and patroness of the CHURCH (St. Nicholas,) which has a lofty tower, and was built by Sir Henry Heydon, in the reign of Henry VII. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £20, has 2A. of glebe, and is now enjoyed by the Rev. W.E. Girdlestone, together with Kelling.

         Bridges    Henry          shoemaker
         Hancock    Samuel         baker
         Cubitt     Thomas         baker
         Dew        William        shopkeeper
         Hardingham Wm.            shopkeeper
         Johnson    Mrs. Hannah
         Johnson    John, Esq.
         Lynn       John           bricklayer
         Mack       Misses Ellen
                      & Elizabeth
         Massingham James          shoemaker
         Matthews   Robt.          blksmith. & shopr.
         Moy        John           glazier, painter, &c.
         Neave      Geo. Larner    corn miller
         Payne      Edmund         blacksmith
         Purdy      Mrs. Ann
         Spence     Robert         wheelwright
         Williams   Peter          joiner and vict. Dun Cow

See also the Salthouse parish page.

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January 2010