TOTTINGTON, is a village and parish 4 miles south-west from Watton station, 8 north from Thetford, and 12 west from Attleborough, in the Western division of the county, hundred and union of Wayland, county court district of Attleborough, rural deanery of Breccles and archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Andrew is a large old flint building, in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave and aisles, with square tower containing 6 bells: the nave is seated throughout with ancient oak benches: the windows are remarkable for their beautiful tracery. The register dates from the year 1711. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £70, in the gift of Lord Walsingham and held since 1875 by the Rev. Ernest Hastings Swann, M.A. of Trinity College, Dublin, who is also vicar of the sinecure village of Sturston. Lord Walsingham is lord of the manor and sole landowner. The soil is light sand: plots of fir trees are planted in various parts, from 2 and 3 acres to 10 acres in each, to afford cover for the game. The chief crops are wheat and barley. The area is 3,213 acres; rateable value, £2,514; and the population in 1881 was 279.
POST OFFICE. Robert Herring, sub-postmaster. Letters from Thetford, through Watton, arrive at 8.30 a.m.; dispatched at 5.15 p.m. Watton is the nearest money order & telegraph office.
National School, Miss Amelia Crawford, mistress
© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, January 1999; links updated February 2010.
The village, and most of the parish, has, since 1942, been incorporated in the Stanford Military Training Area, from which the public is normally excluded, although much of the land is farmed. The church is preserved.
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