and see South Runcton
1891 Census Names Index
North Runcton Baptisms 1563-1812; Marriages 1653-1719; and Marriages 1719-1741
North Runction Marriages (1740-1812) [Alan Gresley]
White's 1854
White's 1836 [Rod Humby]
White's 1845, 1864 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Kelly's 1892 [GENUKI-NFK]
Local village web-site [Rod Humby]
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Norfolk - North Runcton

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.479.

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © E.C."Paddy" Apling]

NORTH RUNCTON is a village and parish, 3 miles south-south-east from Lynn, and 2 south-west from Middleton station, in the Western division of the county, in the hundred and union of Freebridge Lynn, Lynn county court district, rural deanery of Lynn, and archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The church of All Saints is in the Perpendicular style, and consists of chancel, nave and a square tower, surmounted by a small spire, containing 3 bells. The register dates from the year 1563. The living is a rectory, consolidated with that of Hardwick with Setch annexed, gross yearly value about 750, including 23 acres of glebe with residence, in the gift of Francis Hay Gurney esq., and held since 1861 by the Rev. William Hay Gurney M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge. The charities are of the annual value of about 10 for fuel. Runcton Hall, the seat of Somerville Arthur Gurney esq. J.P. is a white brick mansion, situated in pleasant grounds. Thomas R. Whittaker esq. is lord of the manor. Francis Hay Gurney esq. Lionel Heathcote esq, and Thomas R. Whittaker esq, are the chief landowners. The soil is light; subsoil, gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley, beans and turnips. The area is 1,346 acres; rateable value, 2,476; the population in 1881 was 242.

HARDWICK is a small hamlet, nearly 2 miles north-north-west from North Runcton church, and 1 south from Lynn


POST OFFICE.—James Storey, receiver. Letters received from Lynn, arrive at 7.15 a.m. & are dispatched at 5.10 p.m. Lynn is the nearest money order & telegraph office

National School (boys, irls & infants), Wm. Orton, master; Mrs. Maria Orton, mistress

© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, July, 2009; links last updated April 2010.

and see South Runcton
1891 Census Names Index
North Runcton Baptisms 1563-1812; Marriages 1653-1719; and Marriages 1719-1741
North Runction Marriages (1740-1812) [Alan Gresley]
White's 1854
White's 1836 [Rod Humby]
White's 1845, 1864 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Kelly's 1892 [GENUKI-NFK]
Local village web-site [Rod Humby]
North Runcton Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on North Runcton [GENUKI-NFK]
Return to villages index
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