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

SWAFIELD, 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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