Norfolk: Bunwell


William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

[Transcription copyright © Ann Duncan]

BUNWELL, a large scattered village, 2½ miles N.E. by E. of New Buckenham, and 13 miles S.W. by S. of Norwich, has in its parish 1001 inhabitants, and 2423 acres of fertile land, belonging to various owners, the largest of whom is Sir Robert Jacob Buxton, Bart., who was born in 1829, and is lord of the manors of Bunwell, Baynard's Hall, and Pere's hall, (fines arbitrary;) but the Rev. James Stoughton has a small manor called Beaucham-in-Bunwell.

The Church (St. Michael,) has a fine tower and south porch, and is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £17, and now having a yearly rent of £700, awarded in 1836 in lieu of tithes. Sir R. J. Buxton is patron, and the Rev. H. Dawson incumbent.

The Town Land, which has been vested in trust from an early period for paying tenths and fifteenths, repairing the church, &c., consists of 16A. 1R. 22P., partly in Wymondham and Carleton Rode, and is let for £22, which is applied with the church rates, except 20s. for the poor.

The Fuel Allotment, 18A. 1R. 22P., awarded at the enclosure in 1812, is let for £10.

          Abon      Jeremiah          joiner & shopkeeper
          Austin    Wm.               corn miller
          Barnard   George            shoemaker
          Blake     Richard           blacksmith
          Caisey    Charles           tailor
          Dannock   J.                shopr  [See note below]
          Hardy     Chas.             shopr  [See note below]
          Hardy     James             shoemaker
          Jolly     Henry             tailor
          Kemp      Samuel            grocer and draper
          Morley    David             wheelwright
          Roper     John              boarding school
          Rollinson Rev Wm.           curate
          Smith     John              vict. Anchor
          Stimpson  Sar. Ann          vict. Queen's Hd
          Tubby     Charles           carpenter
             FARMERS. (* are owners)
          Baker     Henry
          Bale      Simon and Edward
          Barker    Matthew and Robert
          Betts     Wm.
         *Burton    Wm.
          Cocks     Samuel
          Colman    Wm.
          Everett   Richard
          Feltham   J.
          Forster   Wm.
          Hardy     George and John
          Harvey    Watts
          Lanham    Nelson
          Lister    John
         *Long      Ann and Margaret
         *Page      James
          Seaman    Wm.
          Stubbins  Thomas
         *Sturman   Robt.
          Thurston  Thos.
          Youells   Jas.              (& cattle dealer)
          Youngman  Thos.

Note: In the original this is:
    Hardy Chas. & Dannock J. shoprs

See also the Bunwell parish page.

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