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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

SLOLEY parish, 5 miles S. of North Walsham, has 219 souls, and 720 acres of land, mostly belonging to the Rev. Benj. Cubitt. of Sloley House, a neat mansion of white brick, seated on a gentle declivity half a mile S.W. of the Church (St. Bartholomew,) which has a tower and three bells. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £5. 6s. 8d., in the gift of the Earl of Orford, and incumbency of the Rev. B. Cubitt. The glebe, 10A., is at Honing, and the tithes were commuted in 1842 for £250 per annum.

The rector built a School in 1841, and pays the schoolmistress for teaching poor children.

The Poor's Allotment, 11A. 1R., awarded in 1815, is let to poor familes at rents amounting to about £18. At an early period, John Ketteringham left to the poor two cottages and half an acre of land, now occupied nearly rent free, and 4A. 1R. 4P., let for £7. The poor have also the interest of £22, which arose from the sale of a cottage.

DIRECTORY:

         Burrell   Samuel       mole catcher
         Cobb      John         wheelwright
         Cole      John         shoemaker
         Cubitt    Rev. Benj.   rector, Sloley House
         Hunt      John         vict., Maid's Head
         Middleton Joseph       cooper and shopkeeper
         Shepherd  John         yeoman
         Thurtle   Ellen        schoolmistress
 
            farmers
 
         August    Simon        (smith)
         Jay       Charlotte
         Kerrison  John
         Postle    Wm.
         Smith     Wm.
         Steward   James
         Taylor    Philip
         Thurtle   John
 

See also the Sloley parish page.

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
August 2011