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Norfolk - Thompson

Francis White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1854, pp. 865-866

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

THOMPSON, formerly called Thomestone, 3 miles S. by E. of Watton, is a parish and scattered village, comprising 496 souls, 101 houses, and 2,220 acres of land, the principal owners of which are Lord Walsingham, and the Hemsworth family; the former is lord of the manor, and the latter are impropriators of the tithes, and patrons of the Church, which is dedicated to St. Martin, and in which are the stalls erected for the use of a college or chantry, founded here in the 23rd of Edward III., by Sir Thos. de Shardelow, and his brother John, for six chaplains, to pray for their souls and their ancestors. The perpetual curacy, certified at £20, and valued in 1831 at £49, was augmented from 1756 to 1824 with £800 Queen Anne's bounty. The Rev. W. S. Thorpe is the incumbent. The Town Land, 18a. 2r. 24p. is let for £30, which is applied in the service of the church and the poor. The Town-house is occupied by poor persons. In the Church is a large painting, shewing the bloody garment, presented by the late Wm. Tooke Harwood, Esq.

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

1891 Census Names Index
Wayland hundred
Wayland union
Kelly's 1883
White's 1845, 1864 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Thompson postmill [Jonathan Neville]
Thompson village web-site
Thompson church (and audio tour) [Wayland and Watton info]
Thompson archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Wikipedia on Thompson
More on Thompson [GENUKI-NFK]
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