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South Runcton

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"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]

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Church Directories

  • 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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Civil Registration

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

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

You can see the administrative areas in which South 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 and Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF633086 (Lat/Lon: 52.650198, 0.413188), South Runcton which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.