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Norfolk - Ellingham

Francis White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of Norfolk 1854, p. 342

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

ELLINGHAM, a village and parish on the north bank of the Waveney, 4 miles S. of Loddon, contains 1,304 acres of land, 92 houses, and 426 souls. The census of 1851 was taken by Miss A. Ward, when there was an equal number of males and females in the parish. The chief land owners are John Kerrich and Henry Smith, Esqrs. The former is lord of the manor, and the latter, (a minor,) resides with his mother at the Hall, a neat brick mansion, 2½ miles E.N.E. of Bungay. The church is an ancient structure, dedicated to St. Mary, and the living is a rectory, valued in the King's book at £12 and returned in 1831, at £421, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. Robert Cobb. The tithes have been commuted, and there are 120a. of glebe land. The Town Lands, partly granted in the 16th century for the payment of tenths and fifteenths, and the relief of the poor, by several donors, and partly by allotment and exchange at the enclosure of 1806, consist of about 31a., with two cottages, now let for about £41 a year. The Poor's Allotment consists of 20a., and produces £16 per annum. They have also about £27 yearly from Bonfellow's charity, noticed with Kirby-Cane. The gross income derived from the above sources usually amounts to about £83 per annum, out of which the poor receive yearly distributions of about the following sums, viz.:— £37 in coals; £9 in bread and flour ; £7 10s. in blankets; £1 10s. in tea and sugar; £4 17s. in small sums of money ; and £5 10s. in apprentice fees. They have also a rent-charge of 20s. yearly, left by Mr Packard, out of a farm.

Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, June 2002; links updated May 2010.

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Clavering hundred
Loddon & Clavering Union
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Ellingham smockmill, postmill and watermill [Jonathan Neville]
Ellingham Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Ellingham [GENUKI-NFK]
Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]