RYSTON parish, 3 miles S. by E. of Downham, comprises 7 houses, 40 souls, and 1,009 acres of land, the property of Edwd. Roger Pratt, Esq., of Ryston Hall, a handsome mansion, in a beautiful park. Between this place and Dereham is "Kett's Oak," or the "Oak of Reformation." The Church, dedicated to St. Michael, is a small edifice with a square tower. An altar tomb has the effigy of Lady Pratt, the wife of Sir R. Pratt, who died in 1684. The curacy of Ryston with Roxham has been augmented with £800. Queen Anne's bounty, and was valued in 1831 at £61. The Dean and Chapter of Norwich are patrons, and the Rev. Chas. Mann, incumbent.
Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, November 2000; links updated Nay 2010.
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