Taverham Hundred: Crostwick

An Essay Towards A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 10. Originally published by W Miller, London, 1809.

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'Taverham Hundred: Crostwick', in An Essay Towards A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 10, (London, 1809) pp. 421-422. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/topographical-hist-norfolk/vol10/pp421-422 [accessed 29 February 2024]

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Roger of Povictiers had also a lordship here, held in the reign of the Confessor, by 6 freemen, who had a carucate of land; afterwards 2 carncates belonged to it, but at the survey half a one, of these freemen Stigand the archbishop, had the soc belonging to his lordship, 60 sheep, 4 cows, at the survey none; also 20 goats: it was 4 furlongs broad, and half a furlong long, paid 10d. gelt, and valued in Heynford (fn. 1)

This lordship seems to be held by the same lords, as that of Fretenham, and to have passed from Bertram, &c. to Roger le Poure, and Bardolf, &c.

Ralph de Beaufoe had a grant of half a carucate of land, possessed in King Edward's time by 6 freemen, who had 3 borderers with 2 carucates, valued then at 30s. at the survey at 45s. 4d. the King and the Earl had the soc, but Ralph now possessed it; this was valued in Wroxham. (fn. 2)

Nicholas Rydel settled on William his son, 24 messuages, 2 mills, 200 acres of land, 12 of meadow, and 48s. rent here, in Wroxham, Felthorp, Raketh, &c. held of the honour of Rye, and William, his son, was lord in the ninth year of Edward II.

The tenths were 1l. 4s.; the temporalities of the abbey of Caen in Normandy were 2s.; of Carrow priory 53s. 1d.

In 1335, the prioress had license to receive in mortmain lands here, &c. which were purchased of John de Hecham, held of the prioress's manor of Wroxham. See there.

Margery de Cheyney granted a manor, to the nuns of Carrow, and the prioress was found to hold it of Robert Fitz Roger, after of the Lord Morley, as parcel of the barony of Rye in the 3d of Henry IV.; at the Dissolution it was granted to Thomas Duke of Norfolk, May 9, in the 29th of Henry VIII.

The temporalities of Bromholm 16s. 2d. ob.

The Church is a rectory dedicated to St. Peter, ancient value was 4 marks, Peter-pence 7d. ob.; carvage 6d. ob. The present valor 57s. 6d. and is discharged.


Mr. William Gerard, rector.

1472, Thomas Stathe, presented by the Bishop of Norwich.

1479, William Spencer. Ditto.

1492, Walter Goose.

1556, Thomas Mawnde.

1565, Edward Rede.

Ambrose Palmer, rector.

1583, William Etwell.

1610, Thomas Booth.

1616, Christopher Styles.

1617, Thomas Marshall.

1646, Richard Ferrer.

1672, William Oster.

1700, Thomas Gooch, by the Bishop.

Thomas Dalton resigned in 1724, and John Long, was collated by the Bishop.

1729, Thomas Bott. Ditto.

1754, Robert Potter. Ditto.

1758, Mr. Hutchingson.

Alice Cook of Horsted, wife of Robert Cook of Crostewheyte, by her will in 1478, orders a man to go a pilgrimage to the Holy Rood of Crostwheyte. (fn. 3)


  • 1. Terre que fuer. Rogeri Pictaviensis —In Crostueit vi ho'es i car. tre tc et p'. ii car. mo. dim. de his ho'ib; ht. Stigand. soca' in d'nio huj; manerij tc. xx por. et lx ov. et iiii an. et mo. nichil. sep. xx cap. et dim. leug. in long. et iiii qr. in lat. xd. de gelto.
  • 2. Terra R. de Bellofago—In Crotuuic vi lib ho'es dim. car. tre'. et iii bor. tc. ii car. p'. et mo. i tc. totu' val. xxx mo. xlv et iiiid. Rex et. Comes soca'. sed. Rad. ea. tenuit.
  • 3. Regist. Caston. Norw. fol. 71.