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Norfolk - West Raynham

Francis White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1854, p. 702

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

RAYNHAM (WEST), 4½ miles S.W. of Fakenham, is a village and parish, comprising 391 inhabitants, 79 houses, and 1,354a. 1r. 2p. of land, the property of Capt. John Townshend, R.N., the lord of the manor, and patron of the rectory, which is valued in the King's book at £18 13s. 4d., and consolidated with East Raynham, in the incumbency of the Rev. Rd. Phayre, B.A., who has 152a. 2r. 23p. of glebe, and a good residence. The Church, dedicated to St. Margaret, has long been dilapidated, but is still an interesting ruin, mantled with ivy. The inhabitants use St. Mary's Church, at East Raynham. The commons of Raynham and Helhoughton were enclosed in 1821. The Rev. Thomas D. Whitaker, L.L.D., F.R.S., and F.S.A., the late eminent topographer and antiquary, was born here in the rectory house, in 1759, and died vicar of Blackburn, Lancashire, Dec. 18th, 1821. In 1666 Peter Stringer left, for the relief of the poor, and for apprenticing the poor children of West Raynham, £200, which was laid out in 1797 in the purchase of £400 three per cent consols. The dividends are mostly distributed in clothing. For distribution among the poor, Capt. John Townshend pays £6 14s. 8d. every alternate year, pursuant to the will of Lady Berkeley [sic. Lady Mary Townshend], dated 1662.

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Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, December 2000; links updated January 2011.

1891 Census Names Index
Gallow hundred
Walsingham union
Kelly's 1883
Raynham Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
And see East Raynham and South Raynham
>Raynham postmill [Jonathan Neville]
More on West Raynham [GENUKI-NFK]
Additional info on West Raynham [Geoff Lowe and Andrew Rivett]
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