Ketteringham (St. Peter)

KETTERINGHAM (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Henstead, hundred of Humbleyard, E. division of Norfolk, 3 miles (E. by N.) from Wymondham; containing 246 inhabitants. The parish comprises about 1915 acres, of which 988 are arable, 596 pasture and heath, and 330 woodland. Ketteringham Park is the beautiful seat of Sir John Peter Boileau, lord of the manor; the mansion is a noble structure in the Elizabethan style, and contains some fine paintings and valuable antiquities, brought from the continent by the proprietor. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £6; net income, £196; patron and impropriator, Sir J. P. Boileau: the glebe contains 35 acres. The church is pleasantly situated in the park, and is chiefly in the earlier and later English styles, with a square embattled tower; in 1837 it was thoroughly repaired, and the windows ornamented with ancient and modern stained glass, at a cost of £300, of which £50 were given by the Incorporated Society, and the remainder by Miss Atkins and the Rev. W. W. Andrews. The chancel, on the south side of which a piscina has been lately discovered, contains monuments to the ancient family of Heveningham, of whom William was judge in the reign of Charles I., and one of the regicides who surrendered in 1660; also monuments to the Atkins and Peech families, three of the former of whom were barons of the exchequer in the reigns of Charles II. and William III. A school was lately erected at the cost of Sir J. P. Boileau.

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

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