Norfolk: Skeyton


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

[Transcription copyright © Richard Johns]

SKEYTON, 3 miles E. by S. of Aylsham, and 11 miles N. of Norwich, has in its parish 351 souls, and 1264A. of fertile land, rising in bold swells from a meandering rivulet, and belong [sic] to a number of owners, who purchased their estates about 16 years ago of Viscount Anson, now Earl of Lichfield, who is still lord of the manor of Skeyton Hall; but part of the parish is in the manor of Whitwell Hall, which belongs to, and is occupied by, Mr. L.B. Leggett.

The Church (All Saints,) stands on a bold eminence, and the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £9. 10s., and augmented with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty in 1792, now consolidated with Oxnead rectory and Buxton vicarage, is in the incumbency of the Rev. Henry Anson, and patronage of S. Bignold, Esq. The joint benefices were valued in 1831, at £682 per annum, and the tithes of Skeyton were commuted in 1840 for £343 per annum, besides £15 paid yearly to the rector of Swanton-Abbot.

Robert King, who died here in 1727, aged 103, had "an entire new set of teeth about ten years before his death."

(Enclosure, 1814.)

           August   Wm.               blksmith & vict. Goat
           Buck     Richard           wheelwright
           Buck     Miles             joiner and grocer
           Chubbock Robert            butcher and vict. Black Horse
           Hunt     John              shoemkr [see note below]
           Riches   Edw.              shoemkr [see note below]
           Stracey  Rev William       curate
           Wortley  Mrs Maria
         (Marked * are Owners.)
         * Andrews  Thos.
           Beck     Clement
           Bugden   Henry
         * Dennis   John
         * Leggett  Laverock Barnard  Whitwell Hall
         * Moore    John
           Nockles  Samuel
         * Postle   John              Skeyton Hall
           Rice     George
           Roofe    William
         * Wortley  Samuel            (beerhouse)

Note: in the original these are
     Hunt John & Riches Edw. shoemkrs

See also the Skeyton parish page.

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