Norfolk: Easton


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

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EASTON, a village and parish on the Dereham road, 6 miles W. by N. of Norwich, has 279 souls, and 1574 acres of land, lying mostly in the manor of Costessey; but the greater part of the soil belongs to T.T. Berney and Robert Fellowes, Esqrs.

The latter is patron of the vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £7. 11s. 10d., and augmented with £400 in 1796. The Rev. J.C. Matchett, M.A., of Norwich, is the incumbent. The Church (St. Peter,) is a small structure, with a belfry, but its tower fell down about 1778.

Cardinal Easton, who flourished in the reign of Richard II., was a native of the parish.

Here is a heath of 60A., on which the poor formerly cut fuel. The tithes were commuted in 1845.


         Badcock   Edw.            blacksmith
         Buxton    Henry           vict., Dog
         Fountaine Mrs. Eliz.      West Lodge
         Oakes     Col. Richard    chief constable of Norfolk,
                     Montagu         Easton Lodge
         Godfrey   Thos.
         Pitcher   Kirk
         Read      George          (Vauxhall manor)
         Rix       James

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See also the Easton parish page.

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January 2003