Tithe Map, c.1840
was surveyed under the Tithe Act of 1836 when the tithe of produce was changed
to a rent-charge in lieu of tithes for every field and piece of land. The
Mulbarton 'award' was made on 12th March, 1841. The map and
accompanying rent-charge book is in the Norfolk Records Office. Mulbarton is
said to cover 1348 acres 26 poles, of which 60 acres 20 poles are Roads and
Common Land. The 1724 Furlong names appear again, with variations in spelling
and some additional names for fields.
The Tee, Tee
Close (on road to Swainsthorpe)
Great Dirty Close, Little Dirty Close
Clamp Close, Brick-kiln Four Acres, Great and Little Brick-kiln Pastures - all
words associated with making clay-lump 'bricks'.
Hulver Bush (=
old name for holly), Ashery, Cherry Tree Close
Swamp Close, Dry Close
East and West
Second Cuckoo Fields
west of the Common (probably should be Sarah Burley, a member of a large
Mulbarton family, who died in March 1770)
fields are named according to their size: Six Acres; Nine Acres; Twenty Acres -
though Hundred Acres only has an area of 4½ acres!
Lodge Farm Account Book, 1919
Even in 1919, the old field names were used to list work, crops and yield at Lodge Farm:
acres Glebe; 8
acres Fyers Grove; 8
acres Middle Grove; 7
acres Drinkets; 12
acres Crow Field; Clamp
Shed Field; Old
acres Corner Field; Wood Close; Corner Grove;
Union Piece and 12 acres Pit (These must be around the Union Workhouse, later Swainsthorpe Hospital).
Many of these Mulbarton field names are now preserved as street names on the modern housing estates.