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Norfolk - Trunch

Francis White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of Norfolk 1854, p. 406-407

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, May 2002.

TRUNCH, a well built village, 3 miles N. of North Walsham, had the grant of a market in the 15th of Edward I., to be held on Saturday, but it has long been obsolete. The parish contains 105 houses, 451 souls, and 1,350 acres of land, comprised in the manor of Gimingham-Lancaster, held of the Queen, by Lord Suffield, but the soil belongs to various proprietors, the largest of whom is Wm. Primrose, Esq., who erected a brewery here in 1837, and whose family have been resident here about three centuries. The Church, dedicated to St. Botolph, has a tower and four bells, and the living is a rectory valued in the King's book at £10 13s. 4d., in the gift of Catherine Hall, Cambridge, and incumbency of the Rev. Thos. Jarrett, who has a good rectory house, rebuilt in 1832. There are 23a. 1r. 7p. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £420 was awarded in 1839, in lieu of tithes. The Wesleyans have a small chapel here. A neat National School was erected in 1852. There are two Benefit Societies, held at the Crown and New Inns. Wm. Worts, in 1693, left 20s. per annum, out of Sandpit Close, for seven poor widows.

Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, May 2002; links updated January 2011.

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