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Norfolk: Wortwell

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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
                                     and postmaster
         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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October 2005