"SHELTON, 6 miles N. of Harleston, and 12 miles S. by W. of Norwich, has in its parish 215 souls, and 1292 acres of land, belonging to several proprietors, the largest of whom are John Morse, Esq., owner of the Hall, (a moated farm house, with turrets;) F. B. Frank, Esq., patron of the rectory; and the Rev. Thomas Howes, lord of the manor. The Church (St. Mary,) is a handsome structure, which was mostly rebuilt by the Shelton family, who were formerly seated here, and of whom here are many memorials, as well as a tomb of Sir Robert Houghton, kt., with effigies of himself, his son and three wives. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8, and in 1831 at £525, with that of Hardwick annexed to it, is enjoyed by the Rev. Jeremiah Curtis . The Glebe here is 52A. 10P., and the tithes have been commuted for £372. 7s. per annum. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Ann Duncan]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Depwade, 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 the Virgin Mary.
- Church of St Mary
- Description and pictures.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
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Shelton is in Depwade Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Depwade Hundred
- Description of Depwade Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
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