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Norfolk - Easton

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.306.

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EASTON is a village and parish on the Dereham road, 6 miles west-by-north from Norwich, and 10 from East Dereham, in the Southern division of the county, Forehoe hundred and union, Norwich county court district, rural deanery of Hingham, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Peter is a small building of flint, having chancel and nave, with a porch on the south side, and bell turret: here are a few marble mural tablets and an organ: the tower fell in 1778. The register dates from the year 1679. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £173 with 29 acres of glebe, in the gift of R. Fellowes esq. and held since 1882 by the Rev. Warrenne James Blake. A vicarage house is now (1883) being erected. Easton was the birthplace of Cardinal Easton, a person of great learning, who flourished in the reign of Richard II. A.D. 1385. Lord Stafford is lord of the manor, George Duckett-Berney, of Morton-on-the-Hill, and Robert Fellowes, of Shottesham esqrs. are the principal landowners. The soil is light and flinty; subsoil, various. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley and turnips. The area is 1,576 acres; rateable value, £2,202; the population in 181 was 251.

POST OFFICE.—Alfred Blyth, receiver. Letters received from Norwich by mail cart, at 5.50 a.m. & dispatched at 5.30 p.m. Drayton is the nearest money order office & Norwich is the nearest telegraph office.

Village School, for boys & girls, supported by voluntary contributions & a small weekly payment by the scholars; Mrs. Cooper, mistress

© Transcribed by E.C.Apling, March 2005; links updated May 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1845 [GENUKI-NFK]
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Easton Archeology [Norfok Heritage Explorer]
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