Norfolk: Trimingham


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

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TRIMINGHAM, a small village on the lofty sea cliffs, is about 6 miles N. of North Walsham, and 5 miles E.S.E. of Cromer, like which it is subject to the encroachments of the ocean, which washed away two farm-houses about twenty years ago. A sea wall, or breakwater, was erected in 1842, by the late Sir T.F. Buxton. The parish contains 222 souls, and about 500A. of land, mostly belonging to Sir E.N. Buxton, Bart., and Lord Suffield. The latter is lord of the manor.

The Church (St. John,) was visited in ancient times by pilgrims, who came to see the head of St. John the Baptist, which the priests pretended they had got. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6, was augmented, in 1793, with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty, and had upwards of five acres of glebe, but more than half of it has gone into the sea. The tithes were commuted, in 1839, for £142 per annum, of which £7. 10s. belongs to the rector of Sidestrand. The Queen is patroness, and the Rev. Robert Steele, of Paston, is the incumbent.

John Warnes, jun., Esq., has a neat house here, and built the school, where about thirty poor children are instructed. For some years, he has used great exertions for the revival of the growth of flax in this and other counties. (See p.35 [which is the Soil and Agriculture section of the History of Norfolk].)


         Hall     Thomas           wheelwright, pump maker,
                                     and vict., Crown and Anchor
         Pycroft  Geo.             blacksmith
         Riches   Hannah           schoolmistress
         Warnes   John, jun., Esq.
         Boardman Thomas
         Brown    Thomas           (flax dealer)
         Curtis   John
         Long     Daniel           (owner)
         Newman   Richard          (owner)
         Mileham  John
         Paine    Benjamin
         Plumbly  Richard
         Slapp    J.

See also the Trimingham parish page.

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February 2008