Norfolk: Gunthorpe


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

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GUNTHORPE, 5 miles W.S.W. of Holt, has in its parish 334 souls, and 1087 acres of land, belonging partly to Sir Charles Chad, the Rev. S. Brereton, and C. and J. Winn; but mostly to the Rev. John Hy. Sparke, M.A., the patron and incumbent of the rectory, who resides at Gunthorpe Hall, a handsome mansion, with a well-wooded lawn and small lake.

The Church (St. Mary,) has a fine tower, and the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £13, and in 1831, at £546, with that of Bale annexed to it, has 23A. 25P. of glebe. The tithes of Gunthorpe were commuted, in 1839, for £317. 18s. per annum, besides £2. 2s. from 6A. tithable to Sharrington.

The poor have 25s. a year out of Malthouse Pightle, left by Cphr. Ringer, in 1678, and Jno. Towne, in 1777.


         Bridges    Wm.             druggist and blacksmith
         Dubble     James           shoemaker  [see note below]
         Farrow     John            miller and baker
         Fitt       Edward          shoemaker  [see note below]
         Lynn       Sarah           shopkeeper
         Payne      Porter          wheelwright
         Payne      Robert          tailor
         Porter     Henry           vict., Cross Keys
         Porter     Robert          schoolmr. and shopkeeper
         Sparke     Rev. John
                      Henry, M.A.   rector, Hall
         Barrett    Wm.             Pegg     Paul
         Easton     Robert          Porter   Gould
         England    Chamberlin      Sands    John
         Livick     Cphr.           Winn     Israel and Chas.
         Massingham Jas.

Note: in the original this is
     James Dubble and Edward Fitt, shoemakers

See also the Gunthorpe parish page.

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