William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883
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WORTWELL, a village 2½ miles N.E. of Harleston, is in Redenhall ecclesiastical parish, Depwade union, Earsham hundred and petty sessional division, Harleston county court district, Ipswich bankruptcy court district, Harleston polling district of South Norfolk, Redenhall rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It had 416 inhabitants in 1881, and comprises 1102 acres. Its rateable value is £1677. The soil belongs mostly to Osborn Springfield, Esq. (exors), John Sancroft Holmes, Capt. F.P. Doughty, and S. Goulder.
Here is a Church School built in 1840, and supported by voluntary contributions and Government grant. Here are also an Independent Chapel built in 1773, and a Baptist Chapel built in 1822.
The Town Estate, 30 acres, is let for £45 a year, half of which is paid to the rector, and the remainder to the poor, pursuant to the trust deeds, which have been renewed from time to time since the year 1606. The Poor's Allotment consists of one equal moiety of 14A. 3R. 23P., awarded under the Enclosure Act of the 41st of George III. to the poor of Alburgh and Wortwell, and now let for £63, which is distributed in coal. The poor of Wortwell have also the following yearly rent-charges, viz., 6s. 8d. left by Margaret Clerke in 1585, 20s. left by Thomas Fuller in 1712, and 20s. left by an unknown donor out of a farm now belonging to O. Springfield, Esq.
POST OFFICE at Mr. Jno. Green's. Letters, viâ Harleston, arrive at 7.30 a.m., and depart at 6.15 p.m.
Calver Robert shopkpr. & pork btchr
Colls Mr Edward
Colls John blacksmith
Cooper Robert cowkeeper
Dalleston John carpenter
Daniels John Cater farmer
Davys George farmer
Edwardes Miss Jane schoolmistress
Flegg James vict. Bell Inn
Elliott John farmer
Folley Rev. John (Congregational)
Fryer Charles wheelwright
Goulder Philip miller and farmer, Hall farm
Gower Frederick plumber & painter
Green John farmer, shoemaker, assist. overseer
Henery William farmer
Keable Mrs Elizabeth shopkeeper
Keable James market gardener
Miles George Stephen farmer
Palmer George farmer
Ray John farmer
Rayner James shopkeeper
Rayner James, jun. carpenter
Rayer Robert cowkeeper
Rivett Mrs Mary dressmaker
Scotchmer John shoemaker
Swann Charles agent for Prudential Assurance Society
Valiant Samuel vict. Dove Inn
Whitear Miss Mary Ivy wood
Woods Hy. frmr. & survyr. & ovrseer
Youngs Henry farmer
Youngs Sharman frmr. Pear Tree cot
See also the Wortwell parish page.
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