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Norfolk - Wreningham

Francis White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of Norfolk 1854, p. 516

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

WRENINGHAM, 7½ miles S.W. by S. of Norwich, a parish near the source of the river Tas, has 94 scattered houses, 452 souls, and 1,524 acres of land, chiefly the property of the Misses Harrison ; W. O. Burton, Esq., and Richard Denny, Esq. ; but Lord Berners is lord of the manor, which now includes the ancient manors of Nayland and Little Wreningham ; in the latter of which was formerly a church—but no traces of it are now to be seen. The Church, dedicated to All Saints, was new seated, a transept added, and thoroughly renovated in 1852, when the tower, which had fallen down a short time before, was also rebuilt ; it is a small edifice, with a square tower and four bells. The rectory, valued in the King's book at £10, is consolidated with Ashwellthorpe ; in the gift of Lord Berners ; and enjoyed by the Rev. Arthur W. Upcher. A handsome rectory-house was built during the incumbency of the late Rev. J. Pigott. The tithes are commuted for £400, and there are 85a. of glebe. The Independents and Baptists have each a place of worship in the village. The Fuel allotment, 21a., awarded at the enclosure, is let for £40 a year, which is expended in coals for the poor.

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

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