TIBENHAM or (TYBENHAM) is a village and parish 2 miles west from Tivetshall station, and 9 south-east from Attleborough, in the Southern division of the county, Depwade hundred, and union, Wymondham county court district, rural deanery of Depwade, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of All Saints is in the Decorated style, and consists of chancel, nave, and south aisle, at the end of which is St. Nicholas' chapel, containing brasesnto the ancestors of the Buxton family: the roof and mst of the windows are in the Perpendicular styke: and has a fine square embattled towerm having statues of the Evangelists at each corner as pinnacles, and containing 6 bells: the chancel was restored in 1879, and a parsonage was erected in 1880 at the expense of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The register dates from the year 1560. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £324 tithe rent-charge with 21 acres of glebe and house in the gift of the Bishop of Norwich and held since 1863 by the Rev. Thomas William Thompson M.A. of Pembroke College, Cambridge who is also surrogate. Here is a chapel for Primitive Methodists. A church estate, situated in Winfarthing, now producing £60 yealy, is vested in trustees; six almshouses have been erected out of surplus rents. Here were formerly three guilds, with a common guildhall, which possessed lands, and at the Dissolution were seized by the Crown in 1560, which held them until 1600. The chief landowners are Sir R. J. Buxton bart. M.P. and Mrs. Oetre, who are owners of the manors. The soil and subsoil is, clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley, beans and hay. The area is 3,253 acres; rateable value, £4,395 10s.; the parish contained in 1881, 629 inhabitants.
POST OFFICE.Mrs. Maris West, sub-postmistress. Letters through Long Stratton, arrive at 8.30 a.m. & dispatched at 4.30 p.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at New Buckenham
INSURANCE AGENT.Royal Farmers' & General, George Westgate
A School Board of 5 members was formed in 1875; J. Furness, clerk to the board
Board School, a handsome red brick building, built in 187- at a cost of £1,100, for 107 children, average attendance, 100; Henry Beswick, master
© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, May 2010.
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