Norfolk: Panxworth


William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1864

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PANXWORTH, 9 miles E.N.E. of Norwich, is a small village and parish, containing 121 inhabitants, and about 577 acres of land, united with Ranworth, for the support of the poor. J. Kerrison and H.N. Burroughes, Esqrs., own some of the soil, and the former is lord of the manor.

The Church (All Saints), after being many years in ruins, was entirely rebuilt in 1847, at a cost of £600, except the ancient tower, which still remains and has two bells. It is a neat but small edifice with good open benches, having sittings for 120 hearers.

The benefice is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6, and has been consolidated with Woodbastwick, since 1699. The glebe here is 32A. 2R. 30P., and the tithes were commuted in 1839 for £143. 15s. 9d. per annum.

The chief residents are -

         Chapman  James      corn miller and farmer
         Hardy    Michael    parish clerk
         Ives     James      vict. Lion
         Moor     Robert     farmer
         Rix      Matthew    shopkeeper
         Starling Thomas     blacksmith
         Walker   David      farmer

POST from Norwich, via Blofield.

See also the Panxworth parish page.

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January 2008