William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845SUFFIELD, 3½ W. by N. of North Walsham, and 4½ miles N.E. by N. of Aylsham, has in its parish 249 souls, and 1452A. of land, all the property of Lord Suffield, who derives his title from this place. (See Gunton, page 757.) The ancient Hall was converted into a farm-house by the late Lord Suffield, who built a neat School here, which has a small endowment for 16 poor children, left by a former Lady Suffield.
The CHURCH (St. Margaret,) has a square tower, and the benefice is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £14, and now having 8A. 3R. 32P. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £352. 10s., awarded in 1841, in lieu of tithes. It is in the gift of Lord Suffield, and incumbency of the Rev. Chas. Heath, together with Gunton and Hanworth.
Thos. Bulwer left to the poor of Suffield, in 1693, £100, which was laid out in land, now comprising 10A., let for £12. 10s. In 1682, the Rev. Thos. Symonds left £100 for the relief of six poor widows, and it was laid out in 12A. of land, now let for £15 per annum.
Brown Mrs. Mary Carter Edward vict., Suffield Arms Dyball William and Richard joiners and wheelwrights Harriman Thomas parish clerk Seppings Mary Ann schoolmrs. Slaughter Herman shopkeeper farmers. Cook Thomas, Matthews Adam (Rookery) Le Neve Charles Farrow Adam Overton George, (and Kendle John shoemaker) Lacey Richd. Wild Wm., (Elm) Lacey James Woods Wm.
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