DERSINGHAM HISTORY
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1877 Harrod & Co.'s Directory of Norfolk & Lowestoft

DERSINGHAM is a village, parish, and railway station on the Lynn and Hunstanton railway, 8½ miles N.N.E. of Lynn, in Freebridge Lynn hundred, Docking union, rural deanery and county court district of Lynn, diocese and archdeaconry of Norwich, West Norfolk. The church of St. Nicholas is a large structure, with tower containing six bells, and is now being thoroughly restored. The living is a vicarage, annual value about £380, in the gift of the Rev. J. Bellamy, B.D., and held by the Rev. Edward William Penny, M.A. Here are five manors, of which H.R.H. the Prince of Wales and the Rev. J. Bellamy, B.D., are lords, and with John B. Goggs, Esq., are the principal landowners. The population in 1871 was about 820; the acreage is nearly 3,000. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel and a Wesleyan chapel; also a parish school.

Postal Regulations - Post, Telegraph, Money-order Office, and Post Office Savings' Bank - Enoch Beckett, postmaster. London and other letters are received through Lynn by mail cart; arrive at 6.50 a.m., and are dispatched at 5.40 p.m.

Coe Mr. Christopher James, Rose cottage
Freeman Joshua, Esq.
Goggs John B. Esq. the Hall
Rix Mr. Henry
Stanton Mr. Robert

GENERAL TRADES, &c.
Beckett Enoch, draper, grocer, and postmaster
Chambers William, builder
Daniel John, fisherman
Davies Abraham, carrier to Lynn
Daw W. gardener
Dodman William, blacksmith
Fitt Matthew, baker and corn miller, Dersingham mill
Flegg Martin, wheelwright
Forster J. jun. carpenter and undertaker
Gamble John, boot and shoemaker
Green Thomas, fisherman
Jarvis James, baker
Lines Benjamin, parish clerk
Melton William, beer retailer
Mitchell Henry, wood hurdle maker
Parker John William, draper and grocer
Parry W. station master
Rainsbury Charles, "The Alexandra Hotel"
Reynolds Miss, shopkeeper
Scenter Francis, market gardener
Smith James, market gardener
Smith John, " Dun Cow"
Smith William, beer retailer
Steel George, butcher
Taylor Enoch, "The Cock Inn "
Taylor Thomas "Coach and Horses Inn''
Terrington Henry, boot and shoemaker

FARMERS
Balding Robert, and cattle dealer
Balding Thomas, and cattle dealer
Bussey the Misses Matilda and Maria.
Fitt Matthew
Freeman Joshua
Jackson James
Mann George
Riches John
Rix Henry, Malthouse farm
Stanton Richard, Ling house
Taylor Enoch