Return to villages index
Paddy's home page
1891 Census Names Index
Earsham hundred
Depwade union
Kelly's 1883
White's 1845 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Hunt's 1850 [GENUKI-NFK]
Alburgh Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Alburgh postmill [Jonathan Neville]
More on Alburgh [GENUKI-NFK]

Norfolk - Alburgh

Note [ECA], the name is pronounced Arborough

Francis White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of Norfolk 1854, pp. 376-377

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, November 2002.]

ALBURGH, 3½ miles N.E. by N. of Harleston, and 6 miles W. of Bungay, is a considerable village, pleasantly situated on rising ground, and has in its parish 130 houses, 575 souls, and 1,516 acres of land, belonging to the trustees of several charities in Norwich, and several freeholders, the largest of whom is George Grout, Esq. The Church, dedicated to All Saints, has a handsome lofty tower, and a peal of eight bells. The living is a rectory, valued in the King's book at £12, and in 1831, at £395. The patronage is vested in the Earl of Effingham and others ; the Rev. John A. Coombe, is the incumbent. A neat rectory house and a small National school were built in 1847. The Town Estate, purchased with £20 left by Richard Wright, and other monies paid by the parish, consists of a farm at Wissett ; 3a. 2r. of land in Alburgh, and 25a. in South Elmham. The rents amount to £180 18s. per annum, out of which the necessary expenses attending the church and other town charges are paid, and the residue applied in aid of the poor's rate. An allotment of 13a. 1r. 20p. awarded at the enclosure in the 41st of George III., is let for about £40 a year, and expended in coals for the poor.

Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, November 2002; links uodated Novenber 2009..

Return to villages index
Paddy's home page
1891 Census Names Index
Earsham hundred
Depwade union
Kelly's 1883 >
White's 1845 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Hunt's 1850 [GENUKI-NFK]
Alburgh Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Alburgh postmill [Jonathan Neville]
More on Alburgh [GENUKI-NFK]