WOODRISING, 2½ miles W. by N. of Hingham, is a parish and village with 23 houses, 127 souls, and 1,636 acres of land, the property of John Weyland, Esq., the lord of the manor, who resides at WOODRISING HALL, a neat modern mansion, in a small park, near Scoulton Mere. The Church, dedicated to St. Nicolas, a small edifice, was new roofed and otherwise repaired in 1852. The living is a rectory, valued in the King's book at £4 18s. 4d. in the gift of J. Weyland, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Arthur Roberts, M.A. The tithes are commuted for £240, and there are 17a. of glebe. The poor have 5s. a year from Mowting's charity. DIRECTORY—John Weyland, Esq., Hall; Chas. Hilton Boultbee, farmer; Philip Fuller, carpenter; Thos. Garwood, farm bailiff; Rev. Arthur Roberts, M.A., rector; Jno. Sculfer, blacksmith; and Esther Stebbings, farmer.
Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, April 2000; links updated July 2011.
NOTE (Added by Paddy Apling):
ADDENDUM (Added by Paddy Apling), January 2001:
Accordingly, my apologies to the family..... (and to the Editors of White's 1854 Directory !!).
Brief history of Woodrising
History of the Southwells of Woodrising
Will of David HUGHES
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Kelly's Directory entries for 1883; 1892; 1896; 1904; 1933 and 1937
White's Directory entries for 1845; and 1883
Woodrising Census Transcripts for 1841; 1851; 1861; 1871; 1881, 1891 and 1901
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