"SWARDESTON, 4 miles S.S.W. of Norwich, is a pleasant village and parish, containing 359 souls, and about 900 acres of land, in two manors, called Swardeston and Gowthorpe. Hudson Gurney, Esq., is lord of the former, and the Rev. J.H. Steward of the latter; but part of the soil belongs to R.K. Long, Esq., J.T. and R.P. Kemp, Esqrs., and several smaller owners. Swardeston Rectory, built by the Hobart family, was mostly rebuilt some years ago, by its owner and occupant, J.T. Kemp, Esq., the impropriator. The Hall Farm, formerly a seat of the Berneys, is the tithe-free estate of the Rev. J.H. Steward, of East Carlton, the patron and incumbent of the vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £6, and augmented with £800 of Queen Anne's Bounty, in 1800 and 1819, and £200 given by J. Steward, Esq., in the latter year. The CHURCH (Virgin Mary,) is a neat edifice, . . . and contains memorials of the Marsh, Kemp, and Berney families. Mangreen Hall, now a farm-house, belongs to R.K. Long, Esq. "[William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Humbleyard, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
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Swardeston is in Humbleyard Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Humbleyard Hundred
- Description of Humbleyard Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
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These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.
- 1901 Census
- "Including Swardeston Common."