Norfolk: Stibbard


William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883

[Transcription copyright © Juanita Hadwin]

STIBBARD, a scattered village, 4 miles E. of Fakenham, and its parish, rising in bold undulations, is in Walsingham union, Fakenham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Gallow hundred and petty sessional division, Fakenham polling district of West Norfolk, Burnham rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It had 458 inhabitants in 1881, living on 1468 acres, and has a rateable value of £2462.

It is partly the property of F.A. Morse Boycott, Esq., of Sennowville, Bushey Heath, Herts, the lord of the manor; but some of it is in W.B. Gill, Esq.'s manor of Stibbard Docking; and the rector has also a manor here. The Rev. Philip Francis, William Francis, and Hugh Rump, Esqs., Mr. James Emery, Lord Hastings, Rev. - England, and Mrs. King, have estates in the parish.

The CHURCH (All Saints) comprises nave, chancel, north aisle, south porch, and square tower with one bell; and was thoroughly restored in 1862, when the aisle was re-roofed, the porch erected, the entire building reseated with open benches, and a new reading-desk, altar rails, &c. provided, at a total cost of £667, raised by subscription, the patron being the largest contributor. Here is a handsome octagonal font of Derbyshire stone.

The rectory is valued in the King's Book at £11 13s. 4d., and now at £478, and here are 23A. 2R. 23P. of glebe. It is in the incumbency of the Rev. Thomas Allnutt, B.D.

The National School, erected in 1858, at a cost of £300, on land given by the rector, is attended by about 40 children.

The Wesleyans have a small chapel here.

The Fuel Allotment, 22A. 3R. 19P., let for £46 , was awarded at the enclosure in 1808, when the Town Land was exchanged for 6A. 1R. 33P. The poor have 26s. 8d. yearly, payable from a cottage and 2 acres of land left by J. Pearce by will dated 1639, and which at that time from old assessment of the parish is supposed to be the then annual letting value. The town lands let for £11 per year, and which several sums are now distributed to the poor under the order of the Charity Commisioners dated 1879.

POST OFFICE at Mr. Walter Norgate's. Letters arrive at 7 a.m., and are despatched at 5.20 p.m., viâ Dereham. Fakenham is the nearest Money Order Office, and Great Ryburgh the nearest Telegraph Office.

         ALLNUTT    Rev. Thomas, B.D. rector
         BARTLE     Mrs
         BOULTER    Thomas            grocer and draper
         CHAPMAN    Mrs Jane          schoolmistress
         CROSS      Samuel            timber and brick merchant,
                                        & brickmaker at Wells
         CURSON     Mrs Mary          farmer
         DAYNES     William           farmer
         EGGLETON   James             blacksmith
         EMERY      James             farmer & owner
         FRANCIS    Rev. Philip
         HUTCHERSON William           baker
         KENDALL    Philip            farmer
         KING       A. & Co.          brick & tile makers
         KING       Mrs Lydia
         LAKE       John              farmer
         MALE       Robert            bricklayer
         MYHILL     John              victualler, King's Head
         NEAL       Robert            blacksmith
         NORGATE    Walter            grcr. drpr. & pstmstr
         ROBOTHAM   Joseph            bootmaker
         SEAMAN     Mrs Lydia Ann     farmer
         SYMONDS    Jas.              wheelwrt. & carpenter
         SYMONDS    Jonathan          farmer & beerhs
         SYMONDS    Thomas            carpenter
         WADE       Benjamin          tinner & brazier
         WADE       Joseph            dealer

See also the Stibbard parish page.

These pages are for personal use only. They may not be copied, and the links within them may not be harvested for use on your own web pages. Please see the Copyright Notice.

Copyright © Pat Newby.
June 2003