Norfolk: Swanton Morley
William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845SWANTON-MORLEY is a considerable village of detached houses, nearly 4 miles N.E. of East Dereham, comprising in its parish 779 inhabitants, and 2,649A. 13P. of land, belonging to a number of proprietors, the largest of whom is Edward Lombe, Esq., the lord of the manor, which is on fine arbitrary, and has a court baron in Nov. The ancient lords were the Beaufoes, Morles, and Parkers.
The CHURCH (All Saints) stands on an eminence, and has a lofty square tower with five bells. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £15. 10s. 2d., is consolidated with Worthing, in the gift of E. Lombe, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Henry Tacey. The joint rectories were valued in 1831, at £922 per annum. Thomas Barret bequeathed, many years ago, a yearly rent-charge of £24, for repairing the church and relieving the poor.
The Wesleyans have a small chapel here.
The Town Lands, 52A., are let for £106 per annum, half of which is applied in the service of the church, and the other moiety is distributed in blankets and calico among the poor. In 1654, William Small, charged his lands, called Eye Park, in Suffolk, with the yearly payment of £10, for schooling and apprenticing poor children of this parish. In 1792, Robert Freeman left an annuity of 21s., for a distribution of bread on Easter Sunday.
Anderson Geo. brickmaker Ayres John blacksmith Bensley John carpenter Brunting James blacksmith Brunting Philip blacksmith Daynes Fras. miller and baker Harrold Geo. bricklayer Hubbard Wm. shoemaker Neale Thos. wheelwright Pearse Thos. beerhouse Rump Mrs Sharman Jas. shopkeeper Smith John shopkeeper Springall Chas. bricklayer Tacey Rev Henry Rectory INNS AND TAVERNS Angel (empty) Cherry Ground Benj. Large [see note below] Dial John Marjoram Paper Makers Arms John Canham FARMERS. Branford Benj. Lucas Robert Fox Thomas Mack Thos., Park Freeman Wm. Mayes Cath. Green Soames Parsons George Ling William Rump Thomas
Note: In the original this is Grouud.
See also the Swanton Morley parish page.
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