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Norfolk - Swanton Morley

Francis White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of Norfolk 1854, pp. 796-797

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

SWANTON MORLEY is a parish and large straggling village, 3½ miles N.E. of East Dereham, containing 177 houses, 806 souls, and 2,659 acres of land, the property of a number of owners, the largest of whom is Charles Lombe, Esq., the lord of the manor. The CHURCH, dedicated to All Saints, has a square tower and five bells, and the rectory, valued in the King's book at £15 10s. 2d., is consolidated with Worthing, in the gift of Chas. Lombe, Esq., and enjoyed by the Rev. Henry Tacey. The joint rectories in 1831 were valued at £922. A rent charge of £24 was bequeathed many years ago by Thos. Barrett, for repairing the Church and relieving the poor. The Primitive Methodists have a chapel here. The Town Land, 52a., is let for £106, half of which is applied to the service of the church, and the residue for the benefit of the poor. Wm. Small, in 1654, left a yearly payment of £10 for schooling and apprenticing poor children of this parish. Robt. Freeman, in 1792, left 21s. a year to be distributed in bread. A National school was erected in 1852. The large paper mill here has not been occupied during the last 14 years.

Post Office at Jas. Sharman's: letters arrive at 8.30 a.m., and are despatched at 4.30 p.m.

Anderson Geo. brick mkr
Bensley Jno. carpenter
Canham J.vict.Paper Maker's Arms
Large Robt. dealer
Lee Jas. & Eliz. National school
Lucas Mr. Robt.
Marjoram Jno. vict. Dial
Mayes Geo. dealer
Neale Thos. wheelwright
Reynolds Loammi, vict. Angel
Springall Chas. bricklayer
Tacey Rev. Hy. Rectory
Tye Geo. cooper
Williams Jno. miller & baker
Blacksmiths.
Ayers Jno.
Brunting Jno.
Fox Thos.
Farmers.
Amos Edwd.
Branford Benj.
Catchpole Wm.
Freeman Hy.
Freeman Wm.
Fox Thos.
Ling Wm.
Love Wm.
Lucas Peter
Mack Thos.
Mayes Cath.
Rump Thos.
Tooley Chas.
Wildee Wm.
Shoemakers.
Anderson Wm.
Day Jno.
Jarrett Jno.
Shopkeepers.
Burton Robt.
Sharman Jas.
Smith Jno.

Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, March 2001; links updated June 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
Launditch Hundred
Mitford & Launditch union
Kelly's 1883
White's 1845 [GENUKI-NFK]
Local web-site
Swanton Morley postmill and watermill [Jonathan Neville]
Swanton Morley Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Swanton Morley [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Andrew Rivett & Geoff Lowe]
Return to villages index
Paddy's home page