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Norfolk - Ranworth

Francis White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of Norfolk 1854, p. 562

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

RANWORTH, a village near the river Bure, 10 miles E.N.E. of Norwich, has in its parish 71 houses, 342 souls, and 1,831a. 3r. 39p. of land and several lakes, on one of which is a large decoy for wild fowl. John and Roger Kerrison, Esqrs. are the chief land owners, and the former is lord of the manor, which was anciently held by the Bigods, Mowbrays, and Howards. The Church, dedicated to St. Helen, is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's book at £4, and in 1831 at £312, with that of Upton annexed to it. The Bishop of Norwich is patron, and the Rev. Jno. Wm. Greaves, incumbent. The vicarial tithes were commuted in 1839, for £132 5s., and the rectorial for £227 15s. per annum, and there are 11 acres of glebe land. The hall is a good mansion, beautified with pleasure grounds and a fine sheet of water. Panxworth is united with Ranworth for the support of the poor. The Poor's Land, belonging to Ranworth, with Panxworth, is let for £2 15s. 6d.

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

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