Norfolk: Walcott


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

[Transcription copyright © Peter Green]

WALCOTT or Wolcot, on the coast 1½ mile W. of Happisburgh, and 5½ miles E. by N. of North Walsham, has in its parish 172 souls, and 685A. of land. S. Bignold, Esq., is lord of the manor, but part of the soil belongs to several other proprietors.

The Church (All Saints,) is a curacy, certified at £26, and valued in 1831 at £43. It was augmented in 1800 and 1817 with £600 of Queen Anne's Bounty, and has been held by the Rev. John Hewitt, B.D. since 1784. The Bishop of Norwich is patron, and also appropriator of the tithes, which are leased to Mr. A. Siely, and have been commuted for £321 per annum, exclusive of the yearly payment of £24.10s to the rector of Ridlington and £2.10s to the impropriator and vicar of Happisburgh.

The poor have 40s a year from Mr. Atkinson, as compensation for a piece of waste land, enclosed about 30 years ago.


         Atkinson Roberts      (gent.,) High Constable
         Banyer   Robinson     gent.
         Harbord  Robert       shopr. and smith
         Plummer  Wm.          wheelwright
         Siely    Andrew       gent.
         Warner   John         vict., Light House
         Bush     John
         Lyall    Robert       (Hall)
         Marler   Robert
         Riches   Thomas
         Sendall  Wm.          (and maltster)
         Siely    James Cubitt

J. Palmer, carrier to Norwich, Friday.

See also the Walcott parish page.

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February 1999