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INDEX
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1. Description of Costessey in 1841.

2. The Tithe Apportionment  & Map of Costessey in 1841.

3. People & Events through the  Centuries Part 1....To 1555.

4. People & Events through the Centuries Part 2...From 1555.

4.1   John Culley , Miller & Farmer.

 4.2   Richard  Bacon,  Newspaper Proprietor.

 4.3  Rev F C Husenbeth,   Priest & Author

           [see also Spartan Life in Costessey ( courtesy Brian Gage)]

 4.4  Simon Wilkin , English Publisher,Literary Scholar, & Naturalist.

5. The Jerningham /Stafford family & the Catholic Faith

 6. Walstan - Costessey's Special Christian Name.

7. Saint Walstan of Bawburgh ,Taverham & Costessey.

8. How Costessey People Dispersed.                          

9. Birds in Costessey in the 1940's....Tom Barley's observations.


 

"The Curse of the Pheasant."pheasant
10.    Costessey Poachers in the Nineteenth Century.
    

 .1     John Adcock the Notorious Costessey Poacher.
  
 .2     The Cossey Gang and Transportation to Australia.
11.   Costesssey Poachers in the Twentieth Century.
12.     Conditions in Costessey in the early Ninetenth  Century.

new  12. Links to Brian Gage's.... Costessey Books Website.
                                                            .... Costessey Brickworks Webste.
                                                            ....Spartan Day's In Costessey.




Links To Sir Alfred Munnings and Costessey.
Bush

"The Bush Inn"


  Sir Alfred Munnings KCVO    Artist, Past President of the Royal Academy.
1. To Costessey in the Spring of 1908.
2. Munnings and Jimmy Drake Gypsy Horse Dealer of Costessey.
3. Painting on Ringland Hills and in Costessey in 1910

Gallery of Costessey Hall

                                                          The Old Hall  & Chapel  pre 1830's.                             Sketch By Lady Charlotte Bedingfield (nee. Jerningham)
old halloh & c
                                     Mid Nineteenth Century. " A Gothic Fantasy"                             Early 20th Century (partly demolised)          All That Is Left Now

  hall at its besthall 19thc Hall in ruinshall now

Church Of St. Edmund King & Martyr
    st edmunds
Lest We Forget.
A Link To Costessey War Memorial


COSTESSEY
The Tithe Map & Assesment 1839-1842

 Sketch Maps Drawn  & Lists of Owners & Occupiers
[drawn by Tom Barley with permission HMSO}
Perhaps you can find were your ancestors lived.
 Map 1. The Mill to Church Farm
          2. Church Farm to the Croft.
          3. The Croft to The White Hart & Townhouse Lane
          4. The White Hart to the Lion Beer House.
          5. West End from Falcon to Barkers Farm
          6. West End to Brickyard.
          7. Costessey Hall & Park.
          8. Ringland Lane.
          9.Townhouse Lane & Windmill.
        10. Hall Gardens & Tower.
        11. Townhouse Lane & the road to Norwich.


 THESE PAGES ARE DEDICATED
TO :

 Saint Walstan, Patron Saint of Farm Workers *
*
and  to the Agricultural Labourers of the Nineteenth century,
a large proportion of the People of England,  who were absent (and have largely remained absent) from the picture. 

They were the hinds, the yokels, the swede- bashers,  the whop-straws, the chaw-bacons, the clod-hoppers, the country bumpkins, and their wives and children. On their labours - the wealth of the nation was ultimately founded ; they were the main stay of the Army .... the men who defeated Bonaparte
..
............ .AND LIKE IT OR NOT THEY WERE ALSO, AT NO VERY GREAT DISTANCE IN TIME, THE PROGENITORS OF SO MANY OF US TODAY WHO ARE OF ENGLISH DESCENT.

Acknowledgements to Harry Hopkins, author of "The Long Affray'- PAPERMAC, London 1986

* Discover more about St Walstan by reading:-
"IN SEARCH OF ST WALSTAN"
by  Carol Twitch, publ. Media Associates,Norwich,Norfolk. 1995
Are you interested in the Norfolk dialect and our unique humour
GO TO    http://norfolkdialect.com/

Other Interesting links
    Links To Norfolk
                 The English Parliament Website
                "The Shot at Dawn Campaign"
                 "This Land Is Ours Home" Homepage
Costessey Mill and other  Norfolk Mills
 " Index to Norfolk Mills"  by Jonathon Neville

Costessey and the River Wensum
read all abot in the following :

The The River Wensum Restoration Sratetgy

lists 12 Mills on the Wensum:-
   1. Hellesdon
   2. Costessey
   3.Taverham
   4. Lenwade
   5. Lyng
   6. Morley
   7. Elmham
   8. Bintree
   9. Ryburgh
 10. Fakenham
 11. Sculthorpe
 12. South Mill- Dunton
 A Link to  "Welcome To Western Australia."

  Other Villages in the Wensum Valley.
Hellesdon

Drayton

Taverham

Ringland.

Weston Longville

Attlebridge

Bintree

These web pages were first written by
Tom Barley of Perth, Western Australia and a native of Costessey
8 years ago and have
recently been totally revised.

Last revision....

23rd. Aug. 2009

 

 

 

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