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Norfolk - Great Dunham

Francis White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1854, pp. 786-787

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

DUNHAM (GREAT) is a scattered village and parish, 2 miles S. by W. of Litcham, which includes 107 houses, 480 souls, and 2,005 acres of land, mostly the property of F. W. Keppel, Esq., Capt. Davy, W. Branford, Esq., Mr. Jessie Palmer, W. Chamberlayne, Robt. Blake, Humfrey and Hy. Woodcock, Esqrs., and Miss Kittmer. The CHURCH, dedicated to St. Andrew, is an Anglo-Saxon edifice, containing a curious old font and piscina. Fragments of a Roman Altar, and the foundations of another Church, were discovered some years ago in the garden attached to the Rectory House. The rectory, valued in the King's book at £12 1s. 10½d., is in the patronage of R. B. Humfrey, Esq., of Wroxham Hall, and enjoyed by the Rev. Robt. F.J. Blake, B.D. The tithes are commuted for £562, and there are 44a. 16p. of glebe. The Baptists, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel here ; and a school was built in 1843 by the late rector. The poor have £5 a year, left by Dalton Chamberlayne ; and £1 12s. from Allee's Charity. Post Office at Jas. Rawling's : letters arrrive at 6.30 a.m., and are despatched at 6 p.m.


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

1891 Census Names Index
Launditch Hundred
Mitford & Launditch union
Little Dunham
Great Dunham Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
White's 1845 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Great Dunham smockmill and towermill [Jonathan Neville]
Ancient of Days (Introduction to the ancient churches of East Lexham, Great Dunham, Houghton on the Hill and Newton By Castle Acre) [Simon Knott]
Great Dunham Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Great Dunham [GENUKI-NFK]
Paddy's Home Page
Village Index