William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845
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SMALLBURGH, 5½ miles S.E. by S. of North Walsham, and 12 miles N.E. by N. of Norwich, is a village and parish, containing 1247 acres of land. In 1841, it had 634 inhabitants, including 113 in the Workhouse, or House of Industry, for the Incorporated Hundreds of Tunstead and Happing, which is already noticed at page 474 [which is the entry for Tunstead Hundred]. The soil belongs chiefly to W.H. Windham and John and Wm. Postle, Esqrs., and Sir J.H. Preston. The latter is lord of the manor, in which the fines are certain.
The Old Hall is now occupied by a farmer, Wm. Postle, Esq., having built a New Hall, in 1837. Holly House, another neat modern mansion, is the residence of John Postle, Esq.
Nearly a mile E. of the village is Wayford Bridge, across the river Ant, near which there is supposed to have been a Roman Station.
The Church (St. Peter,) is a neat fabric, which formerly had a tower, but it fell down in 1677. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10. 4s., in the gift of the Bishop of Norwich, and incumbency of the Rev. Charles Penrice, of Little Plumstead. The glebe is 28A. 1R. 17P., and the tithes were commuted in 1838 for £430 per annum. The Church Land is 11A. 2R. 27P., let for £21. 4s., to which is added 20s. from part of an allotment set out as a common-staith.
The Poor's Allotment, awarded in 1820, is 43A. 21P., on which fuel is cut. Petty Sessions are held at the Workhouse, as noticed at page 475 [which is the entry for Tunstead Hundred].
Atler Richard gent. Beevor Mrs Brookes Christopher shoemaker Clipperton John blacksmith Deyns Wm. farmer Dix John surgeon Hannant Jerh. joiner & vict. Crown Howes John wheelwright Ireland John grocer and draper Leatherdale Rev John curate Long Geo. shoemkr [see note below] Long My. school [see note below] Neave Edw. blacksmith & farrier Postle Wm. Esq. New Hall Postle John, Esq. Holly House Pratt Robert tailor Saul Rt. beerhs. Wayford Bridge Shepherd Benj. plumber, painter, &c Smith Washington master of the Workhouse and supt. registrar Trory Richard shoemaker
Note: in the original this is:
Long Geo. shoemkr; & My., school
See also the Smallburgh parish page.
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