Hempnall (St. Margaret)

HEMPNALL (St. Margaret), a parish, and formerly a market-town, in the union and hundred of Depwade, E. division of Norfolk, 4 miles (E. by N.) from Long Stratton; containing 1255 inhabitants. This parish, which is also called Hemenhall, is situated two miles east of the road from Norwich to Ipswich, and comprises about 3627 acres, whereof 2681 are arable, 661 pasture, and 250 woodland. Great quantities of hurdles and hoops are made; and fairs are held on Whit-Monday and December 2nd. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £6. 13. 4.; patron, I. T. Mott, Esq.; impropriator and incumbent, the Rev. R. Rolfe. The great tithes have been commuted for £599. 15., and the vicarial for £382. 15.; the glebe consists of 46 acres. The church is a handsome structure in the later English style, with a lofty square embattled tower. There are places of worship for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists.

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

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