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Norfolk - Little Bittering

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 249.

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © E.C."Paddy" Apling]

BITTERING PARVA (or LITTLE BITTERING) is a village and parish 3 miles north from Wendling station, on the Lynn branch of the Great Eastern railway and 5 north-west from East Dereham, in the Western division of the county, Launditch hundred, Mitford & Launditch union, East Dereham county court district, rural deanery of Brisley and archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. For civil purposes Little Bittering is united with the adjoining parish of Beeston, but they are ecclesiastically separate parishes. The church of St. Peter is a small Gothic flint and rubble building, consisting of chancel, nave and bell-turret contaiing 1 bell; the reading desk and manorial pew have Jacobean panelling; against the north wall are two coped coffin stones, each about 6 feet long; a few yards west of the church is a square moat, but there are no vestiges of any building within the area. The register dates from the year 1733. The living is a rectory, yearly value £100, in the gift of Philip amd Arthur Leaman esqrs. and held since 1879 by the Rev. Walter Girling M.A.,of Caius College, Cambridge, who resides at Dereham. Philip amd Arthur Leaman esqrs. are lords of the manor and sole landowners. The soil is loam and clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley androots. The area is 308 acres of land, in one farm; rateable value £643; the population in 1881 was 37.


Letters received from East Dereham. Litcham is the nearest post & money order office, savings bank & telegraph office

The place is included in the Beeston & Great Dunham School Board district

 
Hall Aaron, farm bailiff to Mr. Henry Carter

© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, June 2010.

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