Norfolk: Thurning


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

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THURNING, or Thirning, is a parish of scattered houses, 6 miles S. of Holt, and 4½ miles N. of Reepham, containing 166 souls, and 1594A. 1R. 19P. of land. W.E.L. Bulwer, Esq., is lord of the manor, but a great part of the soil belongs to Lord Hastings, J. Richardson, Esq., and James Gay, Esq. The latter is seated at the Hall, a neat mansion, with a fine lawn and small lake.

CRIMES BECK gives name to a small hamlet, on the north side of the parish.

The Church (St. Andrew) was new roofed about 18 years ago. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £7, has 18 acres of glebe, a good residence, rebuilt in 1832, and a yearly rent of £370, awarded in 1839, in lieu of tithes. The patronage is in Christ College, Cambridge, and the Rev. Henry Wm. Blake is the incumbent.

The other residents are,

         Eke       Maria          shopkeeper
         Gay       James, Esq.    Hall
         Pointin   Henry          blacksmith
         Reynolds  Wm.            miller
         Rider     Samuel         shopkeeper
         Barber    Jas. Rash
         Bidwell   John
         Fransham  Daniel
         Laskey    Wm.
         Pye       John
         Rix       Wm.

See also the Thurning parish page.

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November 2007