Norfolk: Tharston


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

[Transcription copyright © Ann Duncan]

THARSTON, a pleasant village, 10 miles S. by W. of Norwich, and 1 mile N.W. of Long Stratton, has in its parish 388 souls, and 1502 acres of land, belonging to many proprietors, the largest of whom are Sir Robt. J. Harvey, and Wm. Gwyn, Esq., the former of whom is lord of the manor, (fines certain,) and lessee of the rectorial tithes, under the Bishop of Ely, who has also the patronage of the vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £5. 1s. 8d., and now enjoyed by the Rev. Wm. Biggs. The tithes were commuted in 1838, the rectorial for £420, and the vicarial for £120 per annum.

The Church (Virgin Mary,) has a square tower and four bells.

The rent of 2A. of old Poor's Land, (£3,) is distributed in bread. The Poor's Allotment, 8A. 29P., awarded at the enclosure, in 1802, is let for £21, which is distributed in coals. For distributions of bread, the poor have also the dividends of £173. 7s. 10d. new 3½ per cents., purchased with £200 left by Thomas Clabburn, in 1815.


         Duffield   Wm.           lime burner
         Evans      John          wheelwright
         Hart       Henry         corn miller
         Hearn      Robert        shoemaker
         Lansdell   Abm.          blacksmith
         Page       Mary Ann      gardener
         Neave      John          shopkpr. and joiner
         Smith      Wm.           vict. Chequers
         Wicks      Mary          beer seller
         Wright     Luke          shopkpr. and joiner
         Abbs       Robert
         Beckett    Jas.
         Duffield   Wm.
         Elliott    Edw.
         Gibbs      Chas.
         Jones      Edw.
         King       Samuel
         Neave      John
         Reeve      John
         Seaman     James
         Smith      Matthew
         Sword      Thomas
         Thurston   John M.
                      and Robert  (owners)
         Wicks      Mary
         Womack     John

See also the Tharston parish page.

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