Norfolk: Tattersett


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

TATTERSETT, or Gatesend parish, on the banks of the Tat rivulet, 6 miles W. of Fakenham, in Walsingham union, Fakenham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy court district, Gallow hundred and petty sessional division, Fakenham polling district of West Norfolk, Burnham rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry, had 203 inhabitants in 1881, living on 1759 acres, and has a rateable value of £2606. J. S. Scott Chad, Esq., is lord of the manor and owner of the soil, and occupies, as a shooting-box, PINKNEY HALL, which is an ancient mansion, formerly a seat of the Drurys.

The CHURCH (All Saints) is a small fabric, comprising nave, chancel, south porch, and square tower with one bell. The rectory, which was valued in the King's Book at £6 6s. 8d., is now consolidated with that of Tatterford.

The School, a neat brick and flint building, with teacher's residence attached, was erected in 1857 at a cost of £700, and is attended by about thirty children.

The poor have £2 12s. a year, left by John Tinkler in 1713; and the interest of £50 left by Samuel Nutt, in 1762. The two cottages left by Diana Drury have been sold, and the money, with the rest of the charities, has been invested in consols.

POST OFFICE at Mr. J. Walker's. Letters arrive at 9 a.m., and are despatched at 4 p.m., via Fakenham. East Rudham is the nearest Money Order Office.

         Bridges    Robert          blacksmith and beerhouse
         Pusey      Miss Catherine  schoolmistress
         Riches     George          farmer
         Walker     Jacob           postmaster, parish clerk and shopkeeper

See also the Tattersett parish page.

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