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Norfolk - Burnham Market

Entry in Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, pp. 265-266.

Transcription Copyright © E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, November 2010.

BURNHAM MARKET (or BURNHAM St. Mary de WESTGATE) is a parish and small town, and station on the West Norfolk junction railway, 123 miles from London by rail, 24 north-east-by-north from Lynn by rail, 10 north-west from Fakenham, 7 west from Wells-by-the-Sea, 36 north-west from Norwich by road, and 2 south-by-west from the harbour and the fine and extensive sea-sands of Burnham Overy Staithe; it is in the Western division of the county, Brothercross hundred, Docking union, Little Walsingham county court district, Burnham rural deanery, Norfolk archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The town which includes the parishes of BURNHAM WESTGATE, ULPH and SUTTON, is very pleasantly situated in a valley sheltered from the sea,in a rich agricultural district, on the old road from Lynn to Wells-next-the-Sea: a rivulet runs between it and Burnham Overy, falling into the harbour. The church of St. Mary the Virgin, built of flint with stone dressings, consists of chancel, nave, aisles and south porch: the clerestory windows are perfect, and a square tower at the west end contains 4 bells and a clock, and is surmounted by a stone battlement, ornamented with the old cipher of the Virgin, and figures representing the events from the Salutation of the Virgin to the Crucifixion; the interior has been carefully restored, the chancel also; and some other works of restoration performed; the windows in the north and two in the south aisle and tower have been restored and filled with memorial glass. The register dates from the year 1538. The living is a rectory, in the gift of Christ's College, Cambridge, and consists of a mediety of the rectory of Burnham Westgate, united with medieties of the rectories of Burnham Norton and Burnham Ulph; there are 91 acres of glebe and a residence; and the rector's tithes have been commuted at 361; the other mediety of Burnham Westgate, tgether with 19 acres of land in that parish belongs to the College; the Rev. James Henry Lamb M.A. late fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge, has held the living since 1878. Here are Congregational, Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels. There are some small charities belonging to the parish chiefly for educational and church purposes, which are now in the hands of the Charity Trustees. The market has long been discontinued. Fairs for pleasure are held on the monday and tuesday in Easter week, and on the 1st and 2nd of August. Quantities of malt are manufactured in the neighbourhood, chiefly to supply the London breweries. There is an iron foundry and wind and steam corn mills. In the neighbourhood are Holkham Park, the ruins of Creake Abbey and Norton Priory, and Burnham Thorpe, the birthplace of Lord Nelson. Burnham Hall, formerly the seat of the late Sir Roger Martin, bart. now the residence of Mrs. Clarke, is a square brick building,situated at the wets end of the town, near the church; its park, pleasure grounds and woods add much to the beauty of the scenery, and from the surrounding hills extensive views of the German Ocean and Holkham Park are obtained. The chief landed proprietors are the trustees of the late John Calthrop esq. the trustees of the late Mr. Blyth, and the owners of the Hall estate. The hills on the north of the valley are chiefly of chalk, while those to the south have strata of marl and gravel, in which water is easily obtained; a stream of water occasonally issues from under the chalk formation, and flows from the park through the town for many months at a time. Crops of turnips, mangold wurtzel, barley and wheat are raised, and large supplies of fat cattle and sheep are sent to London. The area is 3,047 acres; rateable value 5,780 7s. 10d.; the population in 1881 was 968.

Bates Mrs. estgate house
Calver Henry, Malt House
Calver Miss, Prospect house
Chilvers Miss
Clarke Mrs. Burnham hall
Curtis Miss
Dennis Augustine
Dennis Miss
Dowling Mrs. Thomas, Derisley
Holsworth Mrs
Hudson Mrs
Lamb Rev. James Henry M.A. [rector]
Mitchell William
Oxley George, Bolton house
Reeve Miss, Cobham house
Robinson Miss
Roy William
Savory Mrs
Sewell Arthur Wellesley
Sturley Miss
Tweedy William
Watson Rev. James (Congregaional)

Allen William & Sons, boot & shoe makers & leather sellers
Allen Grice, joiner & cabinet maker
Allen William, town crier
Beaver Alfred & Son, stone, marble & monumental asons & builders
Belding George, bricklayer
Belding Matilda (Miss), tailoress
Boughton Benjamin, hair dreser
Bower Robert, draper & grocer, & agent for . & A. Gilbey, wine & spirit mers
Burnham Market Reading & Lecture Rooms, (Josiah Drake, sec.)
Burnham Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
CABLE JOHN, farmer, wholesale & retail ironmonger, agent for P. & P. Campbell, the Perth dye works, postmaster & insurance agent
Cable Samuel, jun. machinist
Chilvers Thomas, farmer, Friars Thorne
Claxton Ephraim, smith & machinist
Claxton John, farmer
Claxton Thomas William, tailor
Cock Henry, farmer, Sussex farm
Curson Samuel, grocer & draper
Dennis Augustine L.R.C.S. surgeon & medical officer & public vaccinator, Burnham district, Docking union
Dew George, cabinet maker
Dickerson Samuel, Victoria hotel
Divers Osborn, coal dealer
Dorton William, farmer
Drake Joseph, pork butcher, provision merchant, bacon & ham curer; families supplied daily; secretary to the library & lecture rooms
Farrow John, beer retailer & bricklayer
Forster William, bill poster
GEAGEN STEPHEN, Hoste Arms commercial & family hotel, coal merchant & carrier to G. E. Rail station [and Pitt Arms]
Gent John, Rose & Crown
Greenwood Erasmus, miller (wind) & baker
Habberton Benjamin Hy. Wild Horse, & saddler & harness maker
Hamilton Robert, draper
Harrison John, farm bailiff to Mr. William Porritt
Hendry James, tinman & brazier
Hendry William, chimney sweeper
Howard Henry, carrier
Hudson George, saddler & harness maker & assistant overseer & clerk to Burnham Westgate United District & Burnham Overy school boards
Kendall Augustus blacksmith
Martin Fredk. farmer, Cradle Hall farm
Matsell William, china & glass dealer
Mote Fordham, iron & brass founder, agricultural machinist, patentee & manufacturer of Royal Prize & other prize horse shoes
Norman Frederick, carpenter
Nurse John, baker & posting master
Nurse William, photographer
Oliver Edward, maltster
Parker Wm. Jas. farmer & lodging house
Phillippo Zacharias James, watch makr
Pilcher Robert, builder
Platten John, tailor
Porritt William Love, farmer, miller, maltster & merchant; & at Burnham Sutton; office, BurnhamOvery
Riches Charles Walter, baker
Roy Geo. & Sons, horticultural builders
Roy George William, grocer & draper
Roy Henry, marine store dealer
Roy Philip,,farmer
Roy William, jun. fancy repository
Sainty Margaret (Mrs.), milliner & dress maker
Satchell Freerick (late W. A. Creak), wholesale ironmonger, implement agent & wine & spirit merchant
Savory John, farmer & maltster
Scholey William, agent to Mrs. Clarke, Burnham hall
Sharman William, butcher
Smith William, relieving officer Eastern distrct, & registrar of births & deaths & vaccination officer, No. 1 Burnham sub-district, Docking union
Snelling Elizabeth (Mrs.), laundress
Sparrow George, butcher
Spencer William, chemist
Taylor William, boot maker
Tillyard Susannah (Mrs.), stationer
TweedyWilliam, teacher of languages & reporter
Tuck Robert, bricklayer
West Robert Barton, draper & grocer
Witton Robert, wheelwright, blacksmith & machinist
Witton William, plumber
Woodgett Charles, beer retailer
Woodgett Thos. Poucher, watch maker
Wright Jones M.R.C.V.S., veterinary surgeon

Transcription Copyright © E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, November 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1854
Burnham Market Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Burnham Market postmill [Jonathan Neville]
Inns of Burnham Market [Norfolk Pubs]
Local web-site [Deepdale Farms]
Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
More on Burnham Market [GENUKI-NFK]
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