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Norfolk - Emneth

Francis White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of Norfolk 1854, pp. 674-675

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

EMNETH, 1½ mile S.S.E. of Wisbeach, and 14 miles S.W. of Lynn, is a pleasant village and parish, near the Smeeth, on the east side of the river Nene, and contains 1,092 inhabitants, 249 houses, and about 3,500 acres of land, the property of a number of freeholders and copyholders, many of whom are residents : but Chas. Metcalf, Esq., of Wisbeach, is lord of the manor. The Church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Edmund, and contains a fine altar tomb, with effigies of Sir Thos. Howard, his lady, and an infant son. The benefice is a curacy, consolidated with the vicarage of Elm, a parish on the opposite side of the canal, in the Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, where there is a free school for the two parishes. The joint livings were valued in 1834 at £709, but the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have the sinecure rectory valued in the same year at £1,641 per annum. The tithes of Emneth are commuted and apportioned as follows:—£8 11s. 4d. to the rector of Walsoken ; £215 to the incumbent ; and £545 to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, for the augmentation of poor livings. Emneth is a peculiar jurisdiction of the Bishop of Ely, who has now the patronage, and the Rev. Jeremiah Jackson, of Elm, is the incumbent. The rent of the town land, 1a. 1r., is applied with the church rates. Post Office at Mr. Stephen Hunsley's: letters arrive at 8 a.m., and are despatched at 6.30 p.m.

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