Norfolk: Stow Bedon


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

[Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]

STOW-BEDON, on a small rivulet, 6 miles S.E. by S. of Watton, is a parish of dispersed houses, with 300 inhabitants, and 1637 acres of land. T.T. Gurdon, Esq., is lord of the manor, and owner of most of the soil.

The Church (St. Bartolph) is a small edifice, without a tower, but its interior has recently been much improved. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £4.19s.4d., and in 1831 at £295. It was augmented, in 1714, with £200, given by Mr. James Smith, and 1718, with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty. The glebe is 10 acres. C. Eade, Esq., is patron, and the Rev. Peter Eade, incumbent.

The Fuel Allotment, 30 acres of steril [sic] land, was awarded at the enclosure, in 1814, and is let for £12. The poor have also the dividends of £51.5s.8d., three-and-a-half per Cent. Consols, left by Rebecca Ray.


         Eglinton  John            blacksmith
         Hewett    Philip          shopkeeper
         Hamilton  Rev.A., B.A.    curate
         Lincoln   Thomas          miller
         Nurse     John            vict., White Horse 
         Youngman  Wm.             schoolmaster
         Balls     Christmas       Layt      Isaac
         Bilham    Robt.           Margetson Abm.
         Garner    Timothy         Osborn    James
         Garner    John            Smith     John and Hy.

See also the Stow Bedon parish page.

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May 1999