"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 comprises only 61 inhabitants, and about 800 acres of land, all belonging to that distinguished statesman, Joseph Hume, Esq., M.P., who purchased it in 1824. Somerton House, now unoccupied, 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. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Flegg, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Mary.
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East Somerton is in West Flegg Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for East Flegg and West Flegg Hundreds
- Description of East Flegg and West Flegg Hundreds
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
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