Norfolk: Suffield


William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

SUFFIELD, 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
         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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October 2004