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Norfolk - Swannington

Francis White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of Norfolk 1854, pp. 446-447

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, April, 2001]

SWANNINGTON, 3½ miles S.S.E. of Reepham, is a parish and scattered village, comprising 395 souls, 85 houses, and 1,280 acres of land, exclusive of 100a. of common. Major Chas. Randall, of London, owns a great part of the soil, and is lord of the manor. The other proprietors are, Edmd. Bartlett [sic = Bartell ?], Esq., Rev. F. Hildyard, Mr. Thos. Cooke, Mr. Jno. Palmer, and Misses Means. The Lawn, a neat mansion, with some beautiful stained glass in the windows, is the residence of E. Bartell, Esq. The Church, dedicated to St. Margaret, has a lantern steeple, and in 1848 was re-pewed, and otherwise beautified and repaired, at considerable expense, which was defrayed by subscriptions and a small rate. At the same time a very handsome stained glass window was put in the chancel by Edmund Bartell, Esq. The rectory, valued in the King's book at £6 5s. 11d., is consolidated with the vicarage of Wood Dalling, in the patronage of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and incumbency of the Rev. Fdk. Hildyard, M.A., who has a good residence, 13a. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £408, awarded in 1841, in lieu of tithes. The rector supports a small school in the parish. The Poor's land, 6a., left by Jno. Carter, is let for £12 a year. They have also a yearly rent-charge of £5, left by Stephen Sheering, out of premises in London.

Bartell Edmd. Esq., The Lawn
Artis Mattw. tailor
Chapman Bridget, shopkpr.
Chubbock Thos. vict. Black Horse
Colton Robt. farm bailiff
Dack Thos. lime burner
Hildyard Rev. Fredk. M.A., rectory
Horten Jas. tailor and draper
Ottway Jno. gun & blacksmith
Rouse Jno. sen. & jun., carpenters
Smith Benj. shoemakr.
Smith Jas. bricklyr. & shopkpr.
Spark Wm. & Danl. wheelwrights & carpenters
Spinks Wm. butcher
Farmers.
Cooke Thos.
Crowe Thos. B. Hall
Green Stephen
Means My. A. & M.
Milk Jno.
Pye Wm.

Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, April, 2001; links updated January 2011.

1891 Census Names Index
Eynsford hundred
St. Faith's union
Kelly's 1883
White's 1845 and White's 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Swannington Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Swannington [GENUKI-NFK]
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