William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
SHIMPLING, 3½ miles N.E. of Diss, has in its parish 230 souls, and 670 acres of land, exclusive of commons. Thos. Dyson, Esq., is lord of the manor, but the Duke of Grafton owns the farm and ancient house, called Shimpling Place; and the Rev. Henry Harrison, of Palgrave, has an estate here, and is patron and incumbent of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10. 13s. 4d., and in 1831, at £226. The Church (St. George,) has a tower and four bells. The glebe is 20A. The Church land is 6½A., and the poor have 12s. a year, left by Wm. Dennington, in 1725.
Chatten Barnabas beer seller Hammond Edmund joiner Hammond Jonathan shoemaker Wilton Thomas blacksmith farmers Catchpole Daniel Chatten Robert Cooke Charles (Shimpling Place) Edwards Benj. Ford George Wells Thomas (Hall) Foulger Robert Kerridge Richard
See also the Shimpling parish page.
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