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Norfolk - Winterton

Entry in Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.559.

WINTERTON is a parish and fishing village 1 mile north of Hemsby station on the Eastern and Midlands railway, about 8 miles north-by-west from Yarmouth and 21 from Norwich, in the Northern division of the county, incorporated hundreds of East and West Flegg, county court district of Great Yarmouth, rural deanery of Flegg and archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The church of Holy Trinity and All Saints was built in the early part of the fifteenth century and was in 1878 thoroughly restored and re-seated, to hold 280 persons; the greater part of the expense was borne by Mrs. Burnley Hume, in memory of Joseph Hume, who resided at Burnley Hall, to whom there is a tablet: the work was carried out from designs drawn by Mr. Herbert Green, the architect, of Norwich and London: it is a structure of stone, and has chancel, nave, aisles, porch and parvise, with a fine embattled square tower, 127 feet high, commanding a fine view of the ocean: the church and tower were again restored in 1883. The register dates from about the year 1717. The living is a rectory, with the chapelry of East Somerton annexed; the tithes are commuted at £544 11s. 8d. with 30 acres of glebe and house, in the gift of and held since 1867 by the Rev. William Green M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge. The Hundred river has reversed its course, and now flows from the sea instead of into it at this place. There is a coastguard station. In 1859 a surf boat was placed here by the National Life Boat Institution. Here is a lighthouse, situated on elevated ground, the tower nearly 70 feet high and illuminated by a prismatic reflector. About 150 fishermen are employed in the herring and mackerel fisheries. Winterton had a market and fair, which have long been obsolete. Hill House is the seat of Mrs. Hume, and has very fine ranges of hot-houses and conservatories. The chief landowners are the Earl of Winterton, who is lord of the manor, F. Charsley esq. and Mrs. Hume. The soil is light; subsoil, gravel and sand. The chief crops are wheat, oats and barley. The parish comprises 1,273 acres of land, exclusive of a large extent of sea-beach and warren; rateable value, £1,649; the population in 1881 was 749.

WINTERTON NESS, now locally known as HUMBESHEAD, and one of the chief promontories on the east coast, is within this parish, and a most dangerous part of the coast. The Trinity Board, in 1850, at the request of the late Joseph Hume esq. M.P. the financial reformer, placed a buoy on it. The coast is very dangerous to shipping, and in ancient times the right to wreckage was appurtenant to the manor, and was a subject of dispute between the Abbot of St. Benet's-at-Holme and the Prior of Norwich. The right to wreckage is the subject of a letter from William Peacock steward to Sir John Paxton, the lord of the manor (19th Nov. 1477), published in the Paston letters.

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POST & MONEY ORDER OFFICE & Savings Bank.— Mrs. Ann Bullock, receiver. Letters from Yarmouth arrive at 8.30 a.m.; dispatched at 5 p.m. Martham is the nearest telegraph office.

Coast Guard Station, — Barry, officer in charge

SCHOOLS:—

CARRIER TO YARMOUTH. — Thomas Smith, daily

Transcription © Copyright E.C.("Paddy") Apling, February, 1999; links updated May 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
Lewis' 1831 [GENUKI-NFK]
White's 1836; 1845; 1864; and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Kelly's 1896; and 1904 [GENUKI-NFK]
Winterton postmill [Jonathan Neville]
Winterton Archeology [English Heritage Explorer]
More on Winterton [GENUKI-NFK]
Local web-site
Picture of Winterton Church [wikipedia]
More Parish Information on Winterton with East Somerton [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
More Parish Information on West Winterton [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
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