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Help and advice for Norfolk: Tivetshall St Mary

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Norfolk: Tivetshall St Mary

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

TIVETSHALL ST. MARY lies south of the above [Tivetshall St Margaret], 5½ miles N.N.E. of Diss, and has in its parish 331 souls, and 1125 acres of land, mostly belonging to the Earl of Orford, the lord of the manor and patron of the Church, which has a tower and five bells.

The living is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £20, and in 1831, at £760, with that of Tivetshall St. Margaret annexed to it, in the incumbency of the Rev. J.N. White, B.D., who has here 28A. of glebe and a handsome Rectory House, with pleasant grounds. The tithes of St. Mary's parish were commuted, in 1839, for £439, and those of St. Margaret's for £530 per annum.

The poor have yearly 13s. 4d. from Neeve's charity; 15s. from land allotted to the town-house; £2. 8s. from 5 roods called Town yard; the interest of £10, left by an unknown donor; and £6. 10s. from the Fuel Allotment, 3A., awarded at the enclosure.

Directory:-

         Bell       Eliz.           shopkeeper
         Bond       John            bricklayer
         Burgess    Wm.             vict., Ram
         Gowing     Wm.             blacksmith
         Gibson     Frederick       corn miller
         Thrower    John            gent.
         West       Robert          grocer
         White      Rev. Jno.       Rectory
                      Neville, B.D.
 
            farmers.
 
         Andrews    John
         Bennett    Robert
         Beaumont   Mrs.
         Cullingham John
         Dix        George and James
         Gardener   John
         Hewitt     John and Robert
         Holmes     Robert
         Watson     Abm.
 

The latter is carrier to Norwich, every Wednesday and Saturday.


See also the Tivetshall St Mary parish page.

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January 2001