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Norfolk - Tunstead

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 533.

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © E.C."Paddy" Apling]

TUNSTEAD is a parish and village 2½ miles from Worstead station on the Tunstead line, 10 north-east from NorwichNorth Walsham, in the Northern division of the county, Tunstead hundred, Smallburgh union, North Walsham county court district, rural deanery of Waxham, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Mary is of flint and stone, and has been restored: it is a large and ancient building, in the Perpendicular style, and consists of large chancel, nave, aises, with a losty embattled tower containing 8 bells, and south porch: there is a beautiful screen. The register dates from the year 1678. The living is a dischaarged vicarage, with the vicarage of South Ruston annexed, joint yearly value £380, in the gift of Mrs. Thomas Mack, of Tunstead Hall, and held since 1863 by the Rev. George Hemlington Harris M.A. of Exeter College, Oxford. The poor have the benefit of several charities, and the rent of some allotments. Thomnas Mack esq. who is lord of the manor, R. J. Johnson, and John S. Pottle esqrs. are the principal landowners. The soil is mixed; subsoil, gravel and clay. The chief crops are wheat, oars anbd barley. The number of acres is 2.259; rateable vaue, £4,196; and the population in 1881 was 420.


Letters through Norwich, viā Scottow. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Coltishall.

School, Miss Charlotte Horrex, mistress

CARRIER TO NORWICH.—John Barber, wed. & sat. returning same day

  M.A. [vicar]
Mack Mrs. Thomas, The Hall

Bambridge Leonard, wheelwright, &c
Barber John, farmer & carrier
Dugdale James, farm bailiff to Herbert Wenn esq. of Ingham
Gower Joseph, blacksmith
Harmer William, farmer
Hunt Eleanor (Mrs), shopkeeper
Johnson Randall, farmer
Lawrece William, shopkeeper
Le Neve Wm. Sutton, farmer, Old farm
Mack John, farmer
Marler Thomas, Horse & Groom, & wheelwright
Mason Samuel, farmer
Norgate Charles, farmer
Sales Thomas, blacksmith
Sharp Benjamin, shopkeeper
Spanton John, farmer
Thirstle John, farmer
Waller Samuel, farmer
Watling James, farmer
Wilkins John, farmer
Wright Edward, shoe maker
  Transcription Copyright © E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, February 2011.

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