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Norfolk: Cranworth

Francis White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1854, p. 802

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, April 2000]

CRANWORTH, 2½ miles S. E. of Shipdham, is a parish and scattered village, comprising 310 souls, 65 houses, and 1,107 acres of land, mostly the property of Brampton Gurdon, Esq., the lord of the manor, and patron of the rectory, valued in the King's book at £5 18s. 6½d., and in 1831 at £326, with that of Letton annexed to it. The Rev. Philip Gurdon, M.A., is the incumbent; and the tithes of Cranworth are commuted for £220. This parish and that of Letton are ancient damesnes, and the inhabitants are exempt from serving on juries. The CHURCH, dedicated to St. Mary, is a spacious edifice, with a square tower surmounted by a small wooden spire. In 1852 it was repewed with open seats, a south aisle built, and a handsome screen, pulpit, and reading desk of carved oak, added at the cost of about £1,000, which was defrayed by the Gurdon family. It contains several memorials to the Gurdon family. Here was formely [sic] a village called Swathing, but it was depopulated several centuries ago. Here is a school, built by the lord of the manor in 1844, which he also supports. The Fuel Allotment, awarded in 1798, is 6a. 1r. The poor have 5s. a year from Mowting's Charity. DIRECTORY--Mrs. Eliz. Barnard; Wm. Green, shoemaker; Rev. Philip Gurdon, M.A., Rectory; Philip Hammond, blacksmith and parish clerk; Mary Ann Hart, schoolmistress; Robt. Littleproud, corn miller; Matthew Milk, shopkeeper; Saml. Webster, grocer and draper; and Alfred Barnard, Fras. Clarke (and beerhouse), Charles Crafer Booter's Hall; Robert Cobb (and cooper), Robt. Kiddle, Elisha Potter, and Jno. Vincent, farmers.

Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, April 2000; links updated February 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
Complete Census Transcripts for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1891 and 1901.
Mitford hundred
Mitford & Launditch union
White's 1845 and 1883
Kelly's 1883 and 1937
Kelly's 1900 (Description only) [Martin & Marie Edwards]
Cranworth smockmill and watermill [Jonathan Neville]
Mitford hundred
Mitford & Launditch union
Local web-site
Cranworth Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Cranworth [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
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