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Launditch Hundred
Mitford & Launditch union
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Norfolk - Wendling

Francis White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of Norfolk 1854, pp. 799-800

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, April, 2001]

WENDLING, 4 miles W. by S. of East Dereham, is a parish with 78 scattered houses, 385 souls, and 1,330 acres of land, mostly the property of Jno. Margerson, Esq., the executors of the late J. Mason, Esq., Mrs. Skikelthorp, Wm. Burcham, Page Scott, and Jno. Hudson, Esqrs. ; the former is lord of the manor. Wendling House is a neat residence, on the Lynn and Swaffham turnpike-road, the seat and property of Mrs. Eliz. Skikelthorp. Wendling Abbey was founded by Sir Wm. de Wendling, in the 52nd of Edward III., for canons of the Premonstratensian order. The last remains of the ruins and foundations were used some years ago in repairing the roads. The Church is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, and has a square tower and three bells. The living is a perpetual curacy, augmented with £600 Qeen Anne's bounty, and valued in 1831 at £52. The Earl of Leicester is patron, and is enjoyed, with that of Longham, by the Rev. Robt. Howlett. The Fuel allotment is 10a. The Poor's Stock, £400 three per cent. consols, was derived from the sale of a house and land in 1816. The dividends, for some years, were improperly carried to the poor rates. The Widows' Land, 6a. 1r. 36p., is let for £12 a year. The East Anglian Railway, opened Sept. 1848, has a neat station here.

Askew Edwd. vict. and carpenter, Red Heart
Boddy Wm. blacksmith
Claxton Robt. shopkpr. & school
Dunthorn Edw. farm bailiff
Horsley Chas. corn mert. & miller
Hubbard Mr. Hy.
Kent Miss, Wendling House
Lewin Wm. farm bailiff
Moore Jno. wheelwright
Porter Hy. coal dlr. and vict. Railway Tavern
Skikelthorp Mrs. E. Wendling House
Smith Matt. station master
Wright Jno. sen. & jun. carpenters
Farmers.
Baker Benj.
Banham Lucius
Bayfield Jno.
Bone Wm.
Duffield Jas.
Forby Wm.
Hanies [sic] Jas.
Haines Jas. jun.
Hubbard Wm.
Makin Geo.
Shipley Jno.
Railway Conveyance.
East Anglian Line — Trains to Dereham, Lynn, and Ely, four times a day (Sundays excepted) when there is but one ;
Mr. Mtw. Smith, station master.

Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, April, 2001; links updated January 2011.

1891 Census Names Index
Launditch Hundred
Mitford & Launditch union
Kelly's 1883
White's 1845, 1864, and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Wendling RAF airfield [Robert Truman]
Wendling Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Wendling [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
Return to villages index
Paddy's home page