Norfolk: Sculthorpe


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

SCULTHORPE, a large scattered village, 2 miles N.W. of Fakenham, has in its parish 591 souls, and 2,049 acres of land, mostly belonging to the lord of the manor - Sir L. Jones, Bart., and partly to Lord Hastings, and several smaller owners.

The CHURCH (All Saints,) has a fine tower, a curious Saxon font, and several ancient brasses. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £16, and in 1831 at £553, has 71A. 21P. of glebe. Sir L. Jones, Bart., is patron, and the Rev. Edw. Marsham, M.A., incumbent. The tithes have been commuted for £550 per annum.

The Fuel Allotment 30A., was awarded to the poor at the enclosure in 1830, and they have also a double cottage and garden, occupied rent free, and 4A. 3R. 3P., left by Fras. Barkham in 1687.

Here is a Methodist Chapel.

         Barker      Thos.          miller, baker, & shopr.
         Banham      William        farm bailiff
         Billing     Robert         butcher
         Blackett    Robert         bricklayer
         Foyson      Joseph         miller at Fakenham
         Humphrey    Francis        National School
         Marsham     Rev. Edward,
                       M.A.         rector
         Santy       William        corn miller
         Tuck        William        tailor & grocer
         Vertigan    Joseph         shopkeeper
         Williamson  John           baker
            Beer Houses.               Joiners.
         Basham      William        Basham      Robert
         Hill        James          Thompson    Wm.
         Kendall     Wright
            Blacksmiths.               Shoemakers.
         Bird        William        Price       Edward
         Horsley     J.             Thompson    John
            FARMERS.                   Wheelwrights.
         Eglinton    John           Blackett    William
         Owen        Thomas         Fowle       James
         Sapey       Thomas
         Sayer       John
         Sherringham Edward,
                       sen. & jun

See also the Sculthorpe parish page.

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