Ellingham, Little (St. Peter)

ELLINGHAM, LITTLE (St. Peter), a parish, in the union and hundred of Wayland, W. division of Norfolk, 4½ miles (N. W.) from Attleburgh; containing 250 inhabitants. At the time of the Conquest, this place, though now an inconsiderable village, is said to have been three miles long. The parish comprises 1540 acres, of which 1196 are arable, 287 pasture and meadow, and 20 woodland. The living is a discharged rectory, with the vicarage of Great Ellingham annexed, valued in the king's books at £7. 1. 10½.; patron and incumbent, the Rev. Samuel Colby. The tithes have been commuted for £416, and the glebe comprises 46a. 1r. 13p., with a handsome parsonage-house, enlarged by the present rector. The church, chiefly in the early English style, consists of a nave and chancel, with a square embattled tower on the south side; the east window is embellished with stained and painted glass, presented by the incumbent. At the inclosure, in 1769, 40 acres were awarded for fuel to the poor, who have also 22 acres of old land.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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