1891 Census Names Index
Will of Fox Hudson, 1784
South Greenhoe hundred
Swaffham union
Kelly's 1883
White's 1845; 1864; and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Necton Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
Necton postmill and Necton towermill [Jonathan Neville]
With Giants around Swaffham (Introduction to the churches of Beeston-next-Mileham, Little Dunham, Necton and Wellingham) [Simon Knott]
More on Necton [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
Return to villages index
Paddy's home page

Norfolk - Necton

Francis White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1854, pp. 732-733

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

NECTON, usually called Neeton, is a parish and scattered village, on the Dereham road, 4 miles E. of Swaffham, comprising 217 houses, 1,020 souls, and 3,754 acres of land, of which 200a. are in woods and plantations, mostly the property of Willm. Mason, Esq., of Necton Hall, the lord of the manors called Sparham Hall, Cockets or Corbets, and Churchmans. The Church, dedicated to All Saints, is a handsome edifice with a square tower and six bells. The roof of the nave is curiously ornamented, and supported by angels with expanded wings, below which stand the twelve Apostles carved in oak, painted and gilt. On the other side of the nave are other figures of apostles, with the effigy of Our Saviour in the centre. On the floor are several black marble slabs, with brasses and inscriptions. It has recently been considerably improved, the east window beautified with stained glass, and a new organ was added in 1847, the gift of Wm. Mason, Esq., which cost £300. The rectory, valued in the King's book at £8 6s. 8d., is in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. John P. Reynolds, M.A. The tithes were commuted in 1840, for £950 per annum, of which £252 is lay property. Here is a Baptist chapel; and a National school was erected in 1839 by W. Mason, Esq. The TOWN ESTATE consists of a farm of 127a. 3r. 29p. at Fransham, let for £130; and a barn, and 15a. 34p. in Necton, let for £22 10s. a year. The rents are applied in the service of the Church, except about £2 distributed in bread, and £2 in money among poor widows. The latter is in consideration of the bequest of Edw. Rust in 1610. Sinde1828 the trustees have expended £105 for a new clock, and £193 14s. 9d. for a new peal of bells. The poor have 10s. a year left by Eliz. Tinkler. Post Office at Robt. Clark's: letters arrive at 9 a.m., and are despatched at 4.15 p.m.

Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, December 2000; links updated November 2010.
1891 Census Names Index
Will of Fox Hudson, 1784
South Greenhoe hundred
Swaffham union
Kelly's 1883
White's 1845; 1864; and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Necton Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Necton postmill and Necton towermill [Jonathan Neville]
With Giants around Swaffham (Introduction to the churches of Beeston-next-Mileham, Little Dunham, Necton and Wellingham) [Simon Knott]
More on Necton [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
Return to villages index
Paddy's home page