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Pentney Mill Inquest on Thomas Valentine [Jonathan Neville]
Pentney village page [Rita Sheridan]
Pentney campaign pages
1891 Census Name Index
Pentney Wills
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Norfolk - Pentney

Francis White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1854, pp. 666-667

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

PENTNEY is a scattered village, in a low marshy situation, 6½ miles N.W. by W. of Swaffham, and 9 miles S.E. by E. of Lynn. The parish contains 122 houses, 624 souls, and 2, 500 acres of land. Miss Thackeray, of Cambridge, is lady of the manor, and owner of one-fourth of the soil ; the rest belongs to a number of small copyholders and leaseholders, subject to small certain fines. Robt. Vallibus founded here a PRIORY of Austin canons, on a watery spot called the Isle of Eva, about two miles west of the Church, where the gatehouse is still standing. It was endowed with the manor. The Church, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalen, stands in the centre of the village, and is a curacy, certified at £20, and in 1831 at £60. There are 28a. of glebe, purchased with £800 Queen Anne's Bounty. J. Lloyd, Esq. is patron, and the Rev. St. John Mitchell, B.A., incumbent. The Poor's land, &c., given by unknown donors, consists of a farm house and 8a. 1r. 9p. of land, let for £20 a year ; and three yearly rent charges, amounting to 25s. The poor have also the interest of £15, left by three donors, and 49a. of land, allotted at the enclosure in 1809, for supplying them with fuel. The herbage of the Fuel allotment is let for £10 a year, and £11 16s. is received from the Railway Company, and £6 13s. 2d. from the Funds, all which sums are distributed in coals at Christmas. The Wesleyan Reformers have a chapel here. The Narborough Railway station is situated in this parish ; Chas. Key, station master. Letters arrive at the Crown Inn by foot messenger at 9 a.m., and are despatched at 4 p.m.


Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, December 2000; links last updated April 2010.

Kelly's 1883
White's 1845 and 1883 ]both GENUKI-NFK]
Pentney smockmill; andPentney watermill [both Jonathan Neville]
Pentney Mill Inquest on Thomas Valentine [Jonathan Neville]
Pentney village page [Rita Sheridan]
Pentney campaign pages
1891 Census Name Index
Pentney Wills
Pentney Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Pentney [GENUKI-NFK]
Parish Register information, etc [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
Return to villages index
Paddy's home page