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North Runcton

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"RUNCTON (NORTH) is a pleasant village, with several neat houses, 3 miles S.S.E. of Lynn, including in its parish 289 inhabitants, and 1,329 acres of enclosed land, of which, about 800 are in the hamlet of HARDWICK, where there are three farm-houses, and 23 inhabitants, within one mile of Lynn, belonging to Mrs. Hudson, of Tedworth Court, Surrey. Stephen Gee, Esq., of Hull, is lord of the manor of North Runcton, with Hardwick and Setch, in which the copyholders pay arbitrary fines, and about 200 acres are unenclosed. RUNCTON HALL, a large white brick mansion, . . . is the handsome seat of Daniel Gurney, Esq. The CHURCH, (All Saints,) is a neat cemented fabric, . . . It has several inscriptions to the families of Rolle, Atwell, Hopes, and Cremer, who were formerly lords of the manor. The rectory has annexed to it, the churchless parish of Setch, and is valued in the King's Book at £8 10s., but is now worth about £750 a year, in the patronage of Trinity College, Cambridge, and incumbency of the Rev. James Cummings, M.A., F.R.S., professor of Chemistry at Cambridge University. Here are 15A. of glebe. The benefice was endowed in 1616, by the Rev. Thomas Hopes, with the Notley tithes, (400 acres in Middleton,)" [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Lynn Norfolk, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
  • The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
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Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
This is a link to an archived copy.
Church of All Saints
Description, minister, services, etc.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms and Marriages.
Archdeacons' Transcripts
Marriages.
Marriages 1563-1837.
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 11.
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), North Runcton was in Freebridge Lynn Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

North Runcton Village Pages
History, pictures, maps, people, etc.
This is a link to an archived copy.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

North Runcton is in Freebridge Lynn hundred.

You can see the administrative areas in which North Runcton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Land & Property

Runcton Hall
Description and pictures.
This is a link to an archived copy.
Great Britain: Statute
North Runcton Inclosure Act, 1836.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of North Runcton in the county of Norfolk: 19th May 1836.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1836]

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Maps

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Freebridge Lynn Registration District, 1836
and nearby places.

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF645161 (Lat/Lon: 52.717631, 0.433528), North Runcton which are provided by:

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Military Records

War Memorial
World Wars 1 and 2.
This is a link to an archived copy.
Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1801 34 56 251
1811 41 51 259
1821 59 61 314
1831 67 70 307
1841 60 -- 289
1851 55 -- 282
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861 64 -- 304
1871 58 58 268
1881 54 60 242
1891 61 61 285
1901 64 64 288
1911 -- 72 305

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.

1811 Census
"Including Hardwick Hamlet."
1821 Census
"The Return from North Runcton includes Hardwick Hamlet."
1831 Census
"The Return of North Runcton Parish includes Hardwick Hamlet."
1841 and 1851 Censuses
"North Runcton Parish includes Hardwick Hamlet. Setchey is ecclesiastically connected with North Runcton."
1901 Census
"Including Hardwick."
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Schools

North Runcton School
Pictures.
This is a link to an archived copy.