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Norfolk - Paston

Francis White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of Norfolk 1854, p. 547

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, May 2002.

PASTON, 4 miles N.E. by N. of Norwich, is a dispersed village and parish, with 303 souls, 64 houses, and 1,375a. of land, mostly the property of John Mack, Esq., the lord of the manors of Paston, Leeches, Latimers, and Huntingfields, but the manor called Paston Sacre, is held by Wm. Custance, Esq. The Hall, a neat white brick mansion, has pleasant grounds and shrubberies, and stands near the site of the old one, which was long a seat of the Paston family. The Church, dedicated to St. Margaret, has a tower and five bells, and was thoroughly restored in 1843, '4 by J. Mack, Esq., at an expense of £500 ; it contains several monuments to the Paston Family, one of which has the recumbent effigy of Lady Catherine Paston, beautifully executed in 1629, at the cost of £340. The living is a vicarage, valued in the King's book at £6 13s. 4d., has been augmented with £400, Queen Anne's bounty, and is in the patronage of J. Mack Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Stephen Cook, of Knapton. There are 4a. of glebe, and the small tithes were commuted in 1842, for £136 per annum. The great tithes belong to the land owners. Stow Hill, ¾ of a mile W. of the village, is a lofty ridge, which divides this parish from Mundesley, and about ½ a mile to the south-east is the hamlet of Paston Green, and Austin Bridge. The poor have two cottages with gardens, and 8a. 1r. 20p. of land, left by Sir Wm. Paston, in 1620, and now let for £12.

Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, May 2002; links updated February 2011.

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