Norfolk: Salthouse


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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

SALTHOUSE, a scattered village, on an acclivity above the salt marshes, half a mile from the beach, and 4 miles N. of Holt, has in its parish 263 souls, and 832 acres of land, exclusive of a tract of swampy marshes, with large pools of water, near the sea, frequented by large flocks of wild fowl.

The principal landowners are Mrs. Johnson, Wm. Purdy, and Mrs. M.A. 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 living is a discharged rectory, consolidated with Kelling. (See page 743 [which is the entry for Kelling].)

At the enclosure, in 1781, the poor received three allotments, comprising 349A. 3R. 6P., for fuel and pasturage. One of these allotments (121A. 3R. 35P.) was part of Kelling common.


         Dew        Wm.          shopkeeper  [see note below]
         Hancock    Samuel       baker
         Hardingham Wm.          shopkeeper  [see note below]
         Jarvis     John         miller
         Johnson    Eliz.        farmer      [see note below]
         Lynn       John         bricklayer
         Mack       Miss Ellen
         Massingham James        shoemaker
         Matthews   Robert       blacksmith and shopkeeper
         Moy        John         plumber and painter
         Payne      Sarah        blacksmith
         Purdy      Wm.          farmer      [see note below]
         Spence     Robert       wheelwright
         Williams   Peter        joiner and vict., Dun Cow

Note: In the original these are:
     Wm. Dew and Wm. Hardingham, shopkeepers;
     Eliz. Johnson and Wm. Purdy, farmers

See also the Salthouse parish page.

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January 2009