Gallow and Brothercross Hundreds: Althorp

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An Essay Towards A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 7. Originally published by W Miller, London, 1807.

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Was at the survey a beruite belonging to the King's manor of Fakenham, as it did in King Herold's time, containing one carucate of land, 3 bordarers, one servus; in demean, one carucate, two bovates, and two acres of meadow amongst the men, or tenants. (fn. 1)

This is now a small hamlet lying about two miles to the north-east of Fakenham, and continues part of that lordship at this time.

The inhabitants pay both great and small tithes to the rector of Fakenham, and come to that church; formerly I find there was a chapel dedicated to All-Saints, belonging to it, standing in 1419, and was charged separately for tenths at 20s. In Edward the First's reign, here were 30 houses with their families, and they baptised and buried here, and here was the gild of All-Saints.


  • 1. Huic man. pertinet, i. beruita Alatorp de i. car. tre. sep. iii. bor. et i. ser. et in dnio. i. car. et hou. ii. bov. ii. ac. pti.