Hindringham (St. Martin)

HINDRINGHAM (St. Martin), a parish, in the union of Walsingham, hundred of North Greenhoe, W. division of Norfolk, 3¾ miles (E. by S.) from Little Walsingham; containing 721 inhabitants. The parish comprises by measurement 3313 acres of rich land, chiefly arable, with a small portion of wood and pasture. Hindringham Hall and Godfrey's Hall are ancient mansions, the former of which is surrounded by a moat. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £9; net income, £136; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of Norwich. The great tithes have been commuted for £800, and the vicarial for £322; the glebe comprises 2 acres. The church is a handsome structure in the decorated English style, with a lofty embattled tower; at the east end of the north aisle is a small chapel, and some of the windows have remains of stained glass. There are places of worship for Primitive Methodists and Wesleyans.

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

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