Norfolk: Southrepps


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

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SOUTHREPPS, a large village, about 5 miles S.S.E. of Cromer, and N.N.W. of North Walsham, has in its parish 813 souls, and 2081 acres of land, including 35A. of common, 27A. of roads, and 82A. of wood. It is in the manor of Gimingham Lancaster, held of the Crown by Lord Suffield, who owns about one-fourth of the soil. Here is a cattle fair on the Tuesday fortnight after Whit-Monday.

The CHURCH (St. James,) has a lofty tower, but its side-aisles were taken down in 1788, and the arches built up. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £16, has 12A. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £666, awarded in 1839 in lieu of tithes. The Queen, as Duchess of Lancaster, is patroness, and the Ven. Archdeacon Glover is the incumbent.

Here is a Methodist chapel, and on a lofty hill are the ruins of an old beacon, commanding an extensive prospect of sea and land. The Poor's Land, 2A. 2R. 31P., is let for £5. 15s. 6d.

         Baker    John               glazier, painter, &c
         Burrell  John               parish clerk
         Cubitt   Mr B.G. and Mrs
         Ducker   John               butcher
         Glover   Ven. George, A.M.,
                    F.R.S.           Archdeacon of Sudbury, Rectory
         Gray     Joseph             blacksmith
         Green    Priest             wheelwright
         Harmer   Wm.                bricklayer
         Mower    Robert             vict. Vernon Arms
         Murrell  Hy. T.             regr. & relvg. officer
         Plumbly  James Spurrell     clerk to Erpingham Union
         Seago    Mary Ann
         Sisson   Rev J.L.           Lodge
         Sharpin  Jas.               vety. surgeon & beerhs
         Ward     Wm.                vict. Crown
         Woods    Christopher        saddler
            Bakers, &c.                 Gardeners.
         Carter   James              Goulden  Benj.
         Emery    Thomas             Lubbock  John
         Harmer   Thomas             Pike     Robert
            Boot & Shoe Mkrs.           Grocers, &c.
         Baker    James              Barber   Robert
         Foulger  Robert             Goulden  Benj.
         Mower    Robert             Messant  Ann
         Woods    Samuel
            Corn Millers.               Joiners, &c.
         Bartram  James              Copeman  Robert
         Duncan   Robert             Green    Priest
                                     Temple   Wm.
                                     Bensley  James
                                     Chaplin  Robert
         Carter   James              Harmer   Christn.
         Cook     John               Martins  Wm.
         Green    Priest             Painter  Edmund
         Haddon   Leonard            Starling M. (lime burner)
         Hewitt   Robert             Weeds    John

See also the Southrepps parish page.

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October 2006