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Norfolk - Swanton Novers

Francis White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of Norfolk 1854, p. 782

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

SWANTON NOVERS, 6 miles S.W. by S. of Holt, is a scattered village, and comprises in its parish 345 souls, 74 houses,and 1,320 acres of land, nearly the whole of which is the property of Lord Hastings and Mr. Chas. Atkinson ; the former is lord of the manor. Here is a stratum of clay, of which bricks and coarse earthenware are made. The Church is dedicated to St. Edmund, and the chancel was rebuilt in 1821. It is a rectory, valued in the King's book at £4 15s. 2d., consolidated with that of Wood Norton, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church, Oxford. The Wesleyans have a chapel here.

Astley Hon. and Rev. D.L. Swanton House
Atkinson Charles, Esq.
Bryan Rev. Guy, M.A. curate
Chester Mr. Martin
Clare Jas. foreman brickmkr
Clare W. G. smith and wheelwgt
Codling Wm. blacksmith
Cossar Mrs. R.
Groom Jno. grcr. and drpr.
Jary Jno. grcr. and tailor
Leeder Levi, baker
Mussett Hy. butcher
Mussett Jno. par. clk
Neale Robt. gardener
Patrick M. and S. shoemkrs
Wiggett Wm. carpenter
Williams Wm. Hy. vict. & shoemkr Bell
Farmers.
* are Brickmakers
Bullard Wm.
*Colman Wm.(and ownr. & beerhs)
Drewell E. & S.
Fox Jno. (& earthenware mfr)
Rayner Matthew
*Twiddy Wm.
Wherry Jno.
Carrier
to Dereham, Hy, Baker, tu. & fri. ; and to Holt, wed. & sat

Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, March 2001; minor amendments, 20th April, 2001; links updated January 2011.

1891 Census Names Index
Holt hundred
Walsingham union
Wills & Other Documents
Kelly's 1883
White's 1845; and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Swanton Novers Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Local village web-site [Juanita Hadwin]
More on Swanton Novers [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
Return to villages index
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