"RUNCTON (SOUTH) parish, 4 miles N. by E. of Downham, has only 144 souls, and 800 acres of land, mostly belonging, with the manor, to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridgeshire, by gift of Dr. Caius. The CHURCH, (St. Andrew,) is a small Saxon fabric, which, after being long a roofless ruin, was repaired in 1836, . . . The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £12, is consolidated with those of Holme and Wallington. . . . The National School was built in 1839. The poor have the site of a tenement, let for 15s., and a yearly rent charge of £2, left by Thos. Taylor. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Fincham, 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.
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South Runcton is in Clackclose Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Clackclose Hundred
- Description of Clackclose Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
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