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Norfolk - Kirby Cane

Francis White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of Norfolk 1854, p. 345-346

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

KIRBY CANE is a parish with a scattered population, chiefly situated on elevated ground, above the vale of the Wensum, about 4 miles S. of Loddon. It comprises 100 houses, 455 souls, and 1,468 acres of land, mostly the property of the Right Hon. Wm. Lord Berners, of Keythorpe Hall, Leicestershire, and is also lord of the manor, and patron of the living. He succeeded to the estate on the death of his father, the late Rt. Hon. and Rev. Lord Berners, who died in 1850. The Hall is a neat residence, occupied by the Hon. Mrs. Chester, and Mr. Wm. Clarke, farmer. The Church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient edifice, with a round tower, and the living is a rectory, valued in the King's book at £10, and in 1831, at £390 per annum. The tithes are commuted for £425, and there are 41a. of glebe. The Rev. Abbot Upcher is the incumbent. The Wesleyans have a chapel here, and there is a school attended by about forty children, supported by the rector. In the parish is an extensive brick-yard belonging to the lord of the manor. An estate of 42a. 2r. 28p., called Partable Lands, since 1786, has been held for the benefit of the poor of the parishes of Kirby-Cane and Ellingham, pursuant to the will of Hy. Bonfellow, dated 1650. It is let for £58 9s. per annum, out of which £1 is paid for expenses, £1 for catechising children, and the rest is divided equally between the two parishes. The moiety belonging to this parish is expended in bread and coals, for the poor, who have also £18 10s. from land left by Thos. Potts, in 1646, and £4 6s. 6d. from an allotment of 5a., awarded at the enclosure. Post Office at Jph. Yowell's ; letters arrive at 9 a.m., and are despatched at 4 p.m.

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

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