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Norfolk - Swafield

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 511.

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SWAFIELD is a parish and pleasant village, adjoining the parish of North Walsham (from which town it is 2 miles north), and connected with it by a bridge over the North Walsham and Dilham canal, and 16 north from Norwich, in the Northern division of the county, Tunstead hundred, Smallburgh union, North Walsham county court district, rural deanery of Waxham, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Nicholas is an ancient building of flint, in the Perpendicuar style, consisting of chancel, nave, square ebattled tower containing 4 bells, and south porch. The register dates from the year 1660. The living is a discharged rectory, yearly tithe rent charge £22, with residence, in the gift of the Duchy of Lancaster and held since 1850 by the Rev. John Thomas Layard B.A. of Christ's College. Cambridge. There is a asum of £200 chargeable on the farm of Mr. Christopher for the benefit of the Clergy Widows' Fund. Lord Suffield and the Master and fellows of St. Peter's College, Cambridge, are lords of the two manors. The principal landowners are Henry Butter Wrech esq, & Mrs. Dolphin. the soil is mixed; subsoil, clay and gravel. The area is 826 acres; rateable value, £1,409; and the population in 1881 qA 178.


Letters through Norwich, viā North Washam, which is the nearest money order & telegraph office

National School, Mrs. Hannah Smith,mistress
 

Transcription Copyright © E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, February 2011.

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1854
White's 1845 [GENUKI-NFK]
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