KETTERINGHAM lies on the south side of the E.C. railway, 6 miles S.W. of Norwich, and 3 miles E. by N. of Wymondham, and has in its parish 43 houses, 209 souls, and 1,606 acres of land, the whole of which, except about 150 acres, is the property of Sir J. Peter Boileau, Bart., who is also lord of the manor, and patron of the church living, and resides at the Hall, a commodious mansion, which has been greatly improved by the present proprietor. In a tumulus, near the road from Carlton to Hethersett, fragments of Roman pottery have frequently been found. The Church, dedicated to St. Peter, has a tower and five bells. It contains several ancient brasses, and an altar tomb in memory of Wm. Hevingham and his wife. He was one of the judges of Charles I., and surrendered as one of the regicides in 1660, but his life was spared. The east window is ornamented with stained glass. The living is a vicarage valued in the King's book at £6, and in 1831, at £196, enjoyed by the Rev. W. W. Andrew. Sir J. P. Boileau was created a baronet in 1838. He greatly improved the church, and built a school here some years ago.
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