Norfolk: East Somerton


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

SOMERTON (EAST), 8 miles N. by W. of Yarmouth, is a small but picturesque hamlet and parish, now united with Winterton, its own CHURCH (St. Mary) having long been an ivy-mantled ruin. It is in Flegg union, West Flegg hundred, East and West Flegg petty sessional division, Yarmouth county court district and bankruptcy district, Ormesby polling district of North Norfolk, Flegg rural deanery, and Norwich archdeaconry.

It had only 47 inhabitants in 1881, and comprises about 798 acres of land, all belonging to Frederick Charsley, Esq., of Slough, Bucks, who purchased it of Captain Bird in 1880. The rateable value is £1373, and the gross estimated rental £1421 10s. Burnley Hall, now occupied by Mr. J.A. Mottram, was built about the beginning of the 18th century by J. Husband, Esq., and its beautiful lawn, gardens, walks, and plantations, were much improved by the late J.B. Huntington, Esq.

POST from Yarmouth, viâ Hemsby.

         Charsley  Fdk.             ld. owner; h Slough, Bucks
         Charsley  Fdk. Wm.         farmer, Manor fm.
         Mottram   Mr Jas. Alfred   Burnley hall
         Starling  James            gamekeeper
         Varley    Benjamin         blacksmith
         Varley    James            gamekeeper

See also the East Somerton parish page.

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