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Norfolk - Swardeston

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, pp. 513-514.

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SWARDESTON is a village and parish 2 miles from Swainsthorpe station and 4 south-south-west from Norwich, in the Southern division of the county, Humbleyard hundred, Henstead union, Norwich county court district, rural deanery of Humbleyard, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich situated on the road from Norwich to New Buckenham. The church of St. Mary the Virgin is a small flint building, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, square tower containing 3 bells, and a porch on the south side; it has a fine screen, some stained glass and monuments. The register dates from the year 1558. The living is a vicarage, yearly value tithe rent charge £136, with 84 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of John Steward esq, and held since 1863 by the Rev. Frederick Cavell T.A.K.C.L. The Wesleyans have a chapel here. Mangreen Hall is the seat of the Rev. William Fellowes M.A. John Steward esq. and the trustees of Hudson Gurney esq. are lords of the manor. John Steward and G. W. Danby Palmer, of Ranworth esqrs. are the chief landowners. The soil is sandy and flints; subsoil, mixed. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley and turnips. The area is 933 acres; rateable value, £2,299; the population in 1881 was 339

POST OFFICE.—Paul Hemnell, receiver. Letters received from Norwich at 7.50 a.m. & dispatched at 5.15 p.m. by foot post. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Norwich

A School Board of 5 members was formed in 1875; G. B. Feltham, vice-chairman & clerk to the Board

Board School erected in 1877, at a cost of £900, for 60 children, average attendance 50; Thomas Tyler, master

© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, April 2005; links updated November 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
Swardeston Parish Council
White's 1845 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Swardestone Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Swardeston [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett
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