Norfolk: Titchwell


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

TITCHWELL, 5 miles W. by N. of Burnham-Market, is a small village over looking the salt-marshes and Brancaster Bay. Its parish has 166 souls, and 1,430 acres of land, a great part of which, with the manor, belongs to Magdalen College, Oxford, but is held on lease by Leonard Lowther Thompson, Esq., who has also a small freehold here, and resides at Sheriff Hutton, near York. At the enclosure in 1786, about 220A. of salt-marsh was embanked from the influx of the tides, which formerly flowed nearly up to the Rectory-house.

The CHURCH (St. Mary,) has a round tower, surmounted by a short wooden spire, covered with lead. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £12 has about 16A. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £406 13s., awarded in 1839, in lieu of tithes. The patronage is in Eton College, and the Rev. Fdk. Browning, M.A., is the incumbent.

The Wesleyans have a chapel here, and at the cross roads is the shaft of an ancient cross.

The Church Land, 8A. 2R., is let for £16. For weekly doles of bread, the poor have a yearly rent-charge of £1 14s. 8d., left by Jas. Dalling, in 1640. They have also one-third of Walterson's Charity, as noticed with Thornham; and the parish has the privilege of sending four boys to the Free School at Brancaster.


         Browning  Rev. Fredk., M.A. Rectory
         Barker    Ann               farmer
         Dodman    Martin            merchant & farmer
         Oake      Robt.             shoemaker
         Temple    John              vict., Horse Shoes
         Youngs    John              shopkeeper

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January 2001