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Norfolk - Ashill

Francis White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1854, pp. 858-859

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, December 2000]

ASHILL, a village on a commading eminence, 6 miles S.E. of Swaffham, and 3 miles N.N.W. of Watton, has in its parish 150 houses, 696 souls, and 2,970a. of land, mostly the property of the Hon. Francis Baring, and Jonathan Farrow, Esq., of Mundham; the former is lord of the manor of Gaines, Collards, and Uphill; and the Earl of Leicester is lord of Panworth Hall. The CHURCH is a handsome Gothic edifice, dedicated to St. Nicholas, with a tower and six bells. It was repewed in 1827, and its east window is richly ornamented with stained glass. The rectory, valued in the King's book at £19 13s. 6½d., has 48a. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £987 in lieu of tithes. The Rev. B. Edwards is patron and incumbent. The National school, erected in 1820, was rebuilt by the present incumbent in 1848, who also chiefly supports the school. It is a neat edifice of flint and brick, and will accommodate 120 children. The Church land, 3r. 10p., is let for £2 15s. 6d. The Wesleyan Reformers have also a chapel here. The Fuel Allotment, 30a., awarded in 1786, is let for £27 4s. 4d. At the same time two allotments were awarded to the owners or occupiers of messuages in the parish, not exceeding the value of £5 a year; viz., 5a. to turn their geese upon; and 58a. 24p. as a common pasture for their cattle.

Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, December 2000; links updated February 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
Wayland hundred
Swaffham union
Kelly's 1883
White's 1845, 1864 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Ashill postmill [Jonathan Neville]
Ashill Village pages
Ashill church (and audio tour) [Wayland and Watton info]
Ashill archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Ashill [GENUKI-NFK]
Return to villages index
Paddy's home page