Norfolk: South Wootton


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

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WOOTTON (SOUTH), one mile from the above [ie from North Wootton], and 2½ miles N. by E. of Lynn, is a small village near the Wash, comprising within its parish only 151 inhabitants, and 1,140 acres, of which 300 are common, and the rest enclosed. The Rev. W.C. Ray, and others, are owners of the soil; but the Hon. F.G. Howard is lord paramount.

The CHURCH, (St. Mary,) is a small ancient fabric. The living is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8 6s. 8d., and in 1831 at £226. It is in the gift of the Crown, and incumbency of the Rev. Wm. Haughton, M.A., for whom a parsonage-house was erected, in 1844.

A few of the houses at Wootton-Gap, are in Gaywood parish. The watery salt-marshes, lying between Lynn and Wootton. are now (Dec. 1844) being improved by a new drain, extending from the uplands to Fisher Fleet.


         Blomfield  Miles          gent.
         Blomfield  Alfred
                      and Edward   farmers
         Griffin    Wm.            farmer
         Haughton   Rev. Wm., M.A. rector
         Haythorpe  Geo.           farrier
         Kirby      Wm.            gardener
         Pinchin    John           jobber
         Reader     Wm.            parish-clerk
         Saddleton  Thos.          bricklayer
         Stapleton  James          vict., Swan
         Stapleton  James, jun.    shoemaker

See also the South Wootton parish page.

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