Norfolk: Saxlingham Nethergate


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

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SAXLINGHAM-NETHERGATE is a large village and parish, 7 miles S. of Norwich, containing 650 inhabitants, and 1530A. of land, partly the property of the Rev. J.H. Steward, and all lying in his manors of Saxlingham-Netherhall, Overhall, and Thorpe-Hall, (fines arbitrary.) John Gordon, Esq., and the Rev. Wm. Walford, have estates here; and the former has a neat mansion, with an extensive and valuable collection of paintings. Here is a common, two-thirds of which belong to this parish, and the rest to Saxlingham-Thorpe, which also includes a small part of the village.

The CHURCH (St. Mary,) is a handsome building, with a square tower and five bells. It was thoroughly repaired about 1809, by a late rector, the Ven. John Gooch, Archdeacon of Sudbury, who beautified the windows with stained glass, and was buried in the chancel in 1823, under a neat marble monument.

The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £13. 11s. 8d., and has annexed to it that of Saxlingham-Thorpe, in the gift of the Rev. J.H. Steward, and incumbency of the Rev. W.F. Wilkinson, sen., M.A., of North Walsham. The tithes of the two parishes were commuted in 1843, for £792. 7s. 6d. per annum. The Church Land, 8 acres, is let for £11. 17s.

The Town Lands, 41A. 2R. 6P. have been vested from an early period for paying the tenths, fifteenths, and other charges, and are now let for £53. 8s. per ann., which is applied with the poor rates, together with £2. 2s. as part of the dividends of £105. 1s. 3d. three per cent. stock, which has arisen from the sale of timber, &c.

The poor have the following yearly doles, viz., £3. 12s., left by Eliz. Bayspoole, out of a farm belonging to the Rev. J.H. Steward; £2 from the gravel-pit land, 1A. 2R., left by the Rev. John Tuthill, in 1678; and 19s. 2d. from £31. 19s. 8d. three per cent. stock, purchased with £20, left by Wm. Tuthill, in 1676.

         Alcock     Edward                schoolmaster
         Beckett    Samuel                cider seller
         Buck       James                 carpenter
         Buttifant  Thos.                 tailor, Post-office
         Daniels    Benj.                 vict. Bowling Green
         Daniels    Jeremiah              butcher
         Feltham    Barnabas              manufacturer
         Feltham    Barnabas, jun.        miller
         Fuller     Richard               beer seller
         Gordon     Jno. Esq.
         Johnson    Mr Jacob
         Leighton   Robert                baker
         Muskett    C.H.                  tailor
         Read       Jonathan              carpenter
         Redgrave   John                  grocer, &c
         Thrower    Wm.                   beer seller
         Wilkinson  Rev Wm. Farley, jun.  curate
         Bilham     James
         Hulme      Thomas
         Redgrave   Thos.
         Tallent    Thomas

CARRIER, John Cushion, to Norwich Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Post, daily

See also the Saxlingham Nethergate parish page.

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September 2007