Norfolk: Wood Norton
William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845WOOD-NORTON, a pleasant village and parish, 6 miles E. by S. of Fakenham, and N.W. of Reepham, has 325 souls, and about 1700 acres of land. The Dean and Chapter of Christ Church, Oxford, are patrons of the rectory, lords of the manor, and owners of a great part of the soil, but their estate is leased to Mr. W.B. Gill. Here are several other proprietors, the largest of whom is W. Norris, Esq., who has a neat mansion in the parish.
The Church (All Saints) has a brick tower, which was erected in 1700; and the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £7. 12s. 3d., was consolidated with that of Swanton-Novers, in 1738. The joint rectories were valued in 1831, at £709, and are now enjoyed by the Rev. Edward Montagu Salter, A.M., who has here 63A. 3R. 29P. of glebe, and a good residence. The tithes of this parish were commuted, in 1841, for £380 per annum. There was another church here, dedicated to St. Peter, but what remains of it is now a barn.
The poor have 10s. a-year from the rector, for the use of half an acre of land, enclosed from the waste. The FUEL ALLOTMENT, 20A., awarded at the enclosure, in 1813, is let for £14, on a forty years' lease; the lessee covenanting to improve the land, and to build a house upon it.
Brunton Noah smith & ironmonger Cotts Samuel joiner, &c Cotts Wm. vict. Horse Shoes Crome Charles yeoman Garratt Mrs Charlotte Garratt Eliz. schoolmistress Gill Wm. Brooke gentn & Thos. Guymer Francis joiner Harmer Ann schoolmistress Long John corn miller Norris Wm. Esquire Rayson Sus. shopr. & vict. Sun Inn Salter Rev Edw M., A.M. Rectory FARMERS. * are Owners. * Gill W.B. jun., * Platten Samuel Hall * Sayer Edward * Long Wm. * Shepherd Hy. Matthews John Sturman Juby Mitchell Wm. Watson Chas. Moore Henry * Woods Bobert [sic] Nicholls Ben. Wright Thomas & grocer)
The POST and COACH, from Dereham to Holt, &c., pass Holly hill.
Carrier, John Smith, to Norwich, Monday & Friday
See also the Wood Norton parish page.
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