Newton by Castle Acre
"NEWTON-BY-CASTLEACRE is a small village, near the summit of the southern acclivity of the vale of the Nar, overlooking Castleacre, on the opposite side of the river, and distant 4 miles N. by E. of Swaffham. Its parish has only 93 inhabitants, and about 1005 acres of land, belonging to the Earl of Leicester and A. Fountaine, W. Martin, and W.O. Locke, Esqrs., the first of whom is lord of the manor. The CHURCH (All Saints) has a low square tower, rising between the nave and chancel, and containing two bells. It is a low and heavy pile, supposed to have been built about the time of Edward the Confessor. The vicarage, valued in the [King's Book] at £2. 15s., and in 1831 at £103, was augmented with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty, in 1810, and is in the incumbency of the Rev. J.H. Bloom, of Castleacre, and patronage of the Bishop of Ely, the impropriator of the great tithes, now leased to Wenman Martin, Esq." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Cranwich, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
- The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
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Newton by Castle Acre is in South Greenhoe hundred.
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF832154 (Lat/Lon: 52.705515, 0.710248), Newton by Castle Acre which are provided by:
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These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.