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Norfolk - Tottington

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883, p. 749.

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © E.C. ("Paddy") Apling]

TOTTINGTON, a small village on the Thetford road, 4 miles S. by W. of Watton, and 8 N. from Thetford, has its parish in Wayland union, petty sessional division, and hundred, Attleborough county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Watton polling district of West Norfolk, Breckles rural deanery, and Norwich archdeaconry. It had 279 inhabitants in 1881, living on 3213 acres, and has a rateable value of £2387 11s. The surface is a light sandy soil, and is nearly all the property of Lord Walsingham, the lord of the manor. At the enclosure, in 1774, about 60 acres were left open as a fuel allotment, but part of it is now in plantations, belonging to Lord Walsingham. The CHURCH (St. Andrew) is a large edifice of the Perpendicular period, comprising nave, aisles, south porch, chancel, and square tower with six bells. It contains an elegantly carved rood screen, several monuments of the Hare and Duffield families, and some ancient slabs stripped of their brasses. The spire was taken down in 1802. The vicarage, valued in K.B. at £6 14s 9d., is in the patronage of Lord Walsingham. The rectorial tithes (£400) belong to the Trustees of Chigwell School. The Rev. Ernest Hastings Swann, M.A., is the incumbent, and has an acre of glebe, a yearly rent-charge of £61 14s 3d., and a good residence, erected in 1861. The School for the parishes of Sturston and Tottington was built in 1849 by Lord Walsingham, and attached to it is a house for the mistress.

POST OFFICE at Mr. Robert Herring's. Letters from Thetford viâ Watton, which is the nearest Money Order Office, arrive at 8.30 a.m., and are despatched at 5.15 p.m.

© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, April 1999; links updated February 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
The story of the evacuation
Tottington Revisited (EDP Magazine, 29 Jan 2000)
WWII veteran buried in Tottington Churchyard [BBC 3 Oct 2009]
Kelly's 1883
White's 1845; 1854; and 1864
Book reviews ("A Norfolk Woman")
More on Tottington [GENUKI-NFK]
Return to villages index
Paddy's home page