"GUNTON, a parish in the northern division of the hundred of ERPINGHAM, county of NORFOLK, 4 miles (N.W.) from North Walsham, containing 59 inhabitants. The living is a discharged, rectory, with which the vicarage of Hanworth is consolidated, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk, and diocese of Norwich, rated in the king's books at £8, and in the patronage of Lord Suffield. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, was rebuilt, with a portico of the Doric order, by Sir William Harbord, an ancestor of Lord Suffield." [Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright © Mel Lockie]
Gunton is about 5 miles N.E. of Aylsham.
There is another parish of the same name in Suffolk, near Lowestoft.
See also Runton.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Repps, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Andrew.
- Archdeacons' Transcripts
- Baptisms 1732-1811, Marriages 1732-1810 and Burials 1732-1810.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
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Gunton is in North Erpingham Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for North Erpingham Hundred
- Description of North Erpingham Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Gunton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Church of St Andrew, and the Hall
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