Norfolk: Sco Ruston


William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883

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SCO-RUSTON, or South Ruston, 5 miles S. of North Walsham, had in its parish in 1881 89 inhabitants, and comprises 482 acres of land, mostly the property of Lady Durrant and Mr. Thomas H. Wells. It is in Smallburgh union, Tunstead hundred, Happing and Tunstead petty sessional division, North Walsham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Coltishall polling district of North Norfolk, Redenhall [sic - should be Waxham] rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. The rateable value in 1881 was £860.

The CHURCH (St. Michael) is a small antique fabric, which was formerly larger, and had a tower, of which there are still some ivy-mantled ruins. The chancel was restored in 1861 by G.R. Johnson, Esq., the impropriator. The living is a curacy, consolidated with Tunstead vicarage, in the patronage of Mrs. Catherine Mack, and incumbency of the Rev. George H. Harris, M.A.

The Poor's Allotment, 1A. 3R. 8P., was awarded at the enclosure in 1820. The tithes were commuted in 1841 for £135 per annum to the impropriator, and £52 10s. to the incumbent.

POST from Norwich, viâ Scottow.

         Bambridge  William       carpenter and wheelwright
         Neale      Mrs Jane      shopkeeper
         Wells      Thomas Hayn   farmer & owner and surveyor,
                                    The Hall

See also the Sco Ruston parish page.

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May 2008