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Norfolk - Holme Hale

Francis White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1854, pp. 730-731

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

HOLME HALE is a scattered village, on elevated ground, 5 miles E. by S. of Swaffham, its parish having 109 houses, 524 souls, and 2,547 acres of land, belonging to a number of proprietors, the largest of whom are Jonathan Farrow and Robert Farrand, Esqrs.; the latter is lord of the manor, and built a neat mansion here about 20 years ago. The Church, (St. Andrew), was commenced in the reign of Richard II, but not completed until 1435, and has a square tower and six bells. It contains two fine old brasses to Sir Edmund Illey and William Curteys. In 1826, the sexton found in the church-yard six base groats of Henry VIII. enclosed in woollen cloth, which crumbled to pieces on being touched. The rectory, valued in the King's book at £12 16s. 5d., was held with that of Neeton, by the late Chancellor Yonge, who died in 1844: but the two livings are now separated. The Rev. Hy. Milne, M.A., is patron and incumbent; has 58a. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £583, awarded in 1838, in lieu of tithes. Here is a National school. The Baptists and Wesleyans have each a small chapel here; the former built in 1847. The Town Lands were exchanged at the enclosure in 1804, for 41a. 3r. 31p., let for £62 18s., which is applied in repairing the Church and Earnford Bridge. The Widow's Pightle is let for £2 a year. The Fuel Allotment, 21a. 3r. 33p., was awarded at the enclosure, and is let to about 30 poor parishioners, who pay at the rate of about 5s. per acre.

Post Office at Jno. Durrant's; letters arrive at 10 a.m., and are despatched at 4 p.m.

Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, December 2000; links updated November 2010.
1891Census Names Index
South Greenhoe hundred
Swaffham union
Kelly's 1883; and 1937
White's 1845 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Holme Hale Archeology [Norfolk Jeritage Explorer]
Holme Hale postmill [Jonathan Neville]
Holme Hale smockmill [Jonathan Neville]
More on Holme Hale [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
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