Hemblington (All Saints)

HEMBLINGTON (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Blofield, hundred of Walsham, E. division of Norfolk, 4 miles (W. N. W.) from Acle; containing 284 inhabitants, and comprising by computation 739 acres. About a mile to the north-west of the church, is the scattered hamlet of Pedam, in which is a fine lake of ten acres, with a picturesque waterfall, the scenery around which has been artificially embellished with grottos, and heaps of rude stones piled in the form of arches, interspersed with clusters of trees. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £56; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of Norwich, whose tithes have been commuted for £290. 5. 6. The church is an ancient structure, in the early and decorated English styles.

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

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