WATLINGTON, 6 miles S. by W. of Lynn, is a neat village of dispersed houses in the fertile marshes on the east side of the great [sic} Ouse river. the parish contains 1,628 acres of land, 124 houses, and 577 inhabitants. The soil is mostly the property of Chas. B. Plestow, Esq., who now resides in France. Mr. H. G.H. English, resides in the Hall, a good residence, with a park and plantations. The Church, dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, is a large edifice with a tower and five bells ; and the living is a rectory, valued in the King's book at £41 15s. 8d., in the patronage of C. B. Plestow, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. E. Cobbold. Here is a Wesleyan chapel, and a Hiring for Servants is held on the Monday before Michaelmas-day. The tithes are commuted for £490. A yearly rent-charge of £5 4s., left by John Davies, is distributed in bread among six poor people of Watlington and Tottenhill. Here is a clothing club to which the inhabitants add their contributions at Christmas, at which time £9 8s. 3d. is distributed among the poor of Watlington. This sum arises as follows: £6 from a close of 2a. left by E. Shouldham, in 1646 ; 20s. charged on a cottage by H. Punting ; 10s. left by Thos. Watson ; and £1 18s. 3d. from the interest of £42 10s. given by three donors. The East Anglian Railway to Wisbeach, Lynn, and Ely, was opened in 1848.
Post Office at Mary Ann Perry's ; letters arrive at 9 a.m. and are despatched at 4 p.m.
Allen Chas. tailor
Baker Wm. bricklayer
Bear James, baker and flour dlr
Beetles Thos. grocer and draper
Buckingham Jno. police constable
Chilvers John, cattle dlr. & vict. Queen's Head Clare Chas. wheelwright, &c.
Day Wm. gardener
Featherby Jas. plumber, &c.
Fendley Benj. parish clk
Franklin Geo. blacksmith and beer house Fysh Eliz. ladies' boarding school
Heading Osborn, corn miller & bkr
Hewen Jno. shoe maker
Johnson Wm. surgeon
Kidman Wm. cattle drover
Lack Geo. collar & harness mkr
Martin Alice, infant school
Riches Hy. blacksmith
Roberts Jno. harness mkr
Roberts Robert, butcher
Rose Wm. supt. police
Simons Jno. wheelwright
Stevenson Rev. Seth,curate of Wallington, Runcton & Holme
Wallis Rev. Wm. M.A. curate
Webber Stephen, grocer & draper, & spirit mert
Veasey Wm. Parker, station master