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Norfolk - South Wootton

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 563.

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SOUTH WOOTTON is a village and parish one mile south from North Wootton station, 2 miles north-by-east from Lynn, in the Western division of the county, Freebridge Lynn union, Lynn county court district, rural deanery of Lynn, Norfolk archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The village is near the road from Lynn to Hunstanton, and the parish is bounded on the west by the Lynn Channel or the Wash. The church of St. Mary is an ancient cruciform brick building, in the Early and Decorated English styles, consisting of chancel, nave and transepts, with a square embattled tower, which in 1881 was injured by lightning: it contains 3 bells: on the south side of the chancel are three sedilla of stone, a piscina, and an altar-tomb to Sir James Thomas Winde, and on the north the mausoleum of the Hamond family: the font is of Norman character. The register dates from the year 1556. The living is a discharged rectory, worth about 300 yearly, with excellent residence and 8 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor and held since 1882 by the Rev. Francis Parnell Gilbert M.A. of Jesus College, Cambridge. The Estuary Company are still engaged in enclosing the sea frontage of North and South Wootton, Castle Rising and Wolferton. The prncipal landowners are Arthur Ramsden esq. who is lord of the manor, and Anthony Hamond esq. The soilis in some parts gravelly, and in others clay; the low lands are protected from the sea by an embankment. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats and turnips. The parish comprises 1,258 acres; rateable value, []2,104; the population in 1991 was 197.



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1891 Census Names Index
White's 1845 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Archeology of South Wootton [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on South Wootton [GENUKI-NFK]
.And see North Wootton
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