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Norfolk - Clenchwarton

Francis White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of Norfolk 1854, pp. 673-674

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, June 2004]

CLENCHWARTON is a village and parish of dispersed houses, 2 miles W. of Lynn, by the ferry, and 3 miles by the bridge, comprising 789 souls, 135 houses, and 2,939a. 0r. 12p. of land, chiefly the property of J. B. Monk, Frdk. Stephens, Edward Fitzgerald, and Wm. Woodroffe. Esqrs., and Mrs. Catherine Glandell Vernon. The Church, dedicated to St. Margaret, is an ancient edifice, partly mantled with ivy, and the living is a rectory, valued in the King's book at £14 16s. 6d., and in 1835 at £348, in the joint patronage of the widow and son of the late Rev. Frederick Wm. Goldfrap. The Rev. Thos. T. Upwood, of Terrington St. Clements, is the incumbent, and the Rev. Frederick L. Currie, curate. There are 34 acres of glebe. Here is a National School, built in 1846, and the Wesleyans have a chapel here. The poor have an orchard of three roods, left by Thos. Wardle, in 1730, and three roods left by Ann Rogers, in 1776. The salt marshes of this parish extend to the Wash, between Terrington and North Lynn. Post Office at Robert Sutton's; letters arrive at 7 a.m., and are despatched at 5 p.m.

Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, June 2004; links updated May. 2010.

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