An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Freebridge (concluded). North Greenhow. Happing. Holt. Launditch

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Page 55 - Their monthly allowance is 8s. each, and the governess has 12>. ; but on festival days appointed by the founder they have an addition of Is. 8d. to every poor woman. Every year each poor woman and the governess have for their constant apparel a gown of strong cloth or kersey, of a dark colour, and every seventh year a livery gown (and a hat) of blue broad cloth, lined with baize, with the founder's badge or cognizance set on the breast, being a lion rampant, argent, embroidered. The governess is...
Page 80 - ... for further testimony of which notable exploit they to this day show a large gravestone near the east end of the chancel in Tilney churchyard, whereupon the form of a cross is so cut as that the upper part thereof by reason of the flourishes (wherewith the carver hath adorned it) sheweth to be somewhat circular, which they will, therefore, needs have to be the wheel and the shaft the axletree.
Page 55 - The qualifications required for admission are, that each person shall be of an honest life and conversation, religious, grave and discreet, able to read, if such a one may be had, a single woman, her place to be void upon marriage, to be fifty years of age at least, no common beggar, harlot, scold, drunkard, haunter of taverns, inns, or alehouses.
Page 56 - ... prejudice of the hospital, they are expelled. The duty of the governess is to preserve the household stuff of the hospital ; to take care of the sick ; to cause the gates to be shut morning and evening at due hours ; to deliver out the blue gowns every Sunday and holiday morning, and receive them back at night ; to ring the bell every morning and evening for prayers ; to shut the gates at prayer time ; to look to the reparations of the hospital, that not so much as one stone be missing either...
Page 79 - that he knew some grounds in Scotland, where, if a horse was put in over night, they could not see or discern him in the morning.
Page 452 - At a place here called Waborne Hope, was a fortification ; the shore is stony, and the sea so deep that ships may ride here and lie against it. The Danes are said to have landed at Waborne on their invasion.
Page 280 - Boutetourt, armed cap a pee, and on horseback, being in days of old, 1314, persued by a cruel enemy, and in the utmost danger of being taken, made full speed for this gate; and invoking this lady for his deliverance, he immediately found himself and his horse within the close and sanctuary of the priory in a safe asylum, and so fooled his enemy.
Page 167 - ... profit within that part of Wiggenhall St. Mary Magdelene from a place called Bustard's Dole to the south side of the said town except the monastery of Crabhouse with certain lands belonging thereto — all of which then being waste and in the nature of a desolate fen. But afterwards diverse inhabitants came and by draining and banking gained as much by their industry as they could and that they might the more securely enjoy the same were content to be tenants forunto and to such great men and...
Page 465 - Under this is the figure of a ploughshare, and the words about it, Beeston Fine. Lord Barnwell, see thou keep it. The custom of the manor is for all copyholders to pay on every death, or alienation, a ploughshare or two shillings. On the screen also is a B, a ploughshare and a ton, an old rebus for Beeston. Great and Little Dunham lie on the same side. GREAT DUNHAM. From ancient writings it appears there were two churches here, St.