DEOPHAM, or Deepham parish, 2½ miles S. E. of Hingham includes the small
village of Deopham Green, many
scattered houses, 506 inhabitants, and 1668 acres of land, belonging a number of
proprietors, and lying in two manors, of which Lord Wodehouse and the Dean and
Chapter of Canterbury are lords; the latter being appropriators of the rectorial
tithes, and patrons of the vicarage, value
in K.B. at £5. 7s. 11d., and augmented from 1716 to '18, with £70 given by
them; £130, given by the Rev. Henry Rix; and
£200 of Queen Anne's bounty; all laid out in land at Shipdham. The Rev.
Rd. Adams is incumbent. The Misses Ames, of Bath, are lessees of the corn
tithes. The Church (St. Andrew) is a
large edifice, with a square tower and five bells, and formerly had four guilds.
It is nearly half a mile S. W. of the village; and both are on rising ground
though some parts of the parish are low and wet. A famous lime tree, cut
down here about 1705, measured round its trunk from
to 16 yards, and its
height was upwards of 30 yards. In 1726, the Rev.
Henry Rix bequeathed, for teaching four children, bread for the poor, and
11s. for a sermon yearly, the sum of £60, laid out in 4A.
of land, now let for £7. The Primitive
Methodists have two small chapels
in the parish. The common was enclosed
(Marked * are land owners )
Badcock*, vict. Half Moon
Brasnett* (and baker)