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Norfolk - Little Cressingham

Francis White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1854, pp. 727-728

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

CRESSINGHAM (LITTLE) is a village and parish, 3 miles W. by S. of Watton, with 57 houses, 252 inhabitants, and 1,504 acres of land, nearly all the property of Sir Francis Holyoake Goodricke, Bart., of Studley Castle, Warwickshire, and formerly of Cleremont Lodge, a neat mansion, now occupied by the Hon. Geo. Fitz Roy. The Church is dedicated to St. Andrew, and the tower and part of the nave are in ruins. It contains a beautiful monument to Viscount Cleremont, who died in 1806; and in the chancel is a window ornamented with stained glass. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's book at £13 12s. 6d., and in 1831 at £337, in the gift of Mrs. Ann Barker, and incumbency of the Rev. Simeon B. Warner, M.A., who has 27a. of glebe. The Fuel allotment, 23a. 1r. 30p., worth only about £8 a year, is distributed in faggots among the poor, who have 14 pecks of rye every alternate year, left by John James, in 1717, out of a farm here. The Free School for six boys and six girls, was founded by Wm. Turner, who, in 1809, left £50 for its erection, and £300 for its endowment. The school was built in 1816, at the cost of £144, arising from the £50 and the savings of income. The endowment now consists of £270 navy five per cents.

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1891 Census Names Index
Kelly's 1883
White's 1845 and 1883
White's 1864 [GENUKI-NFK]
Little Cressingham Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Little Cressingham mill (combined wind & water) [Jonathan Neville]
Little Cressingham smockmill and tower mill [Jonathan Neville]
More on Little Cressingham [GENUKI-NFK]
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