Norfolk: Sharrington


William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883

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SHARRINGTON, 3 miles W.S.W. of Holt, has its parish in Walsingham union, Holt hundred and petty sessional division, Fakenham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Holt polling district of North Norfolk, Holt rural deanery, and Norwich archdeaconry. It had 216 inhabitants in 1881, and comprises 863 acres of land. The rateable value is £1413. It mostly belongs to the representatives of the Rev. Sir E.R. Jodrell, the lords of the manor.

The CHURCH (All Saints) comprises nave, chancel, vestry, and square tower with one bell. The sedilia, piscina, and several brasses still remain in the chancel. The Rev. Sir Edward Repps Jodrell, Bart., gave the altar cloth of purple velvet, and the font of Caen stone, and built a good schoolroom in 1858.

The Rev. Sir E.R. Jodrell, Bart., is patron of the rectory, which was valued in the King's Book at £10, and is in the incumbency of the Rev. Charles Brumell, M.A., of St. John's College, Cambridge, who has 1½ acre of glebe, a good residence built in 1863, and a yearly rent-charge of £300, awarded in 1842, in lieu of tithes.

The late Sir H.P. Jodrell, Bart., left £100 to the poor. At the junction of three roads in this parish are the remains of an ancient cross. The common was enclosed in 1796. To £40 left by Christopher Ringer, £15 were added by William Arnold and Christopher West, and with the interest blankets are purchased for the poor.

POST from East Dereham.

         Bangay   Richard        parish clerk
         Brumell  Rev. Charles,
                    M.A.         rector, Rectory
         Carmen   Robert         shopkeeper
         Clarke   Mrs Mary Ann   machine owner
         Green    Charles        vict. Swan Inn, farmer, assistant
                                   overseer for Hunworth and Saxlingham,
                                   collector of taxes for Bale, Gunthorpe,
                                   Saxlingham, and Sharrington, attendance
                                   officer for Brinton School Board, and
                                   agent for the Alliance Fire & Life
                                   Insurance Company
         Green    William        farmer
         Key      Edwd.          bldr. contractor, and assistant
                    Sturgess       overseer and collector for Thornage
         Lakey    George         farmer
         Lewis    John           farmer
         Mindham  Mrs Mary       shopkeeper
         Russell  Benjamin       harness maker and vict. Hastings Arms Inn
         Spencer  John           harness maker
         Turner   Miss Ann       farmer
         Turner   Charles        farmer
         Wright   Miss           farmer

See also the Sharrington parish page.

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October 2009