William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845SWAFIELD, near the source of the river Ant, 2 miles N. of North Walsham, has in its parish 167 souls, and 817 acres of land, belonging to a number of proprietors, some of whom have neat houses here. About 200 acres belong to the Clergymen's Widows' Fund.
The Church (St. Nicholas,) stands on a lofty eminence, and has an embattled tower, and some remains of a beautiful screen. The living is a discharged rectory valued in the King's Book at £6, in the gift of the Queen, as Duchess of Lancaster, and incumbency of the Rev. John Colman. The tithes were commuted in 1842 for £220 per annum. The Church Land is 2½ acres.
Barstard John farmer Bidwell Thomas, Esq Blake Capt. Robt. Bowman Jonathan shoemaker Bulley Edward blacksmith Christopher Daniel farmer Cork James wheelwright Davis Mrs M. Dolphin Thomas, gent. and Mrs M. Lambert Betsey schoolmistress Lark Wm. B. mole catcher Slapp John vict. Duke's Head Steward John farmer Woollsey Benj. Postle corn miller and merchant Wright Hy. corn & coal merchant; house Trunch Wrinch Henry farmer and owner
See also the Swafield parish page.
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