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Shropham hundred
Thetford union
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Kelly's 1896 or East Wretham and West Wretham [GENUKI-NFK]
East Wretham postmill, towermill and watermill [Jonathan Neville]
Wretham archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
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Norfolk - Wretham, East & West

Francis White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of Norfolk 1854, p. 832

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

WRETHAM (EAST AND WEST), about 6 miles N.N.E. of Thetford, are two adjoining parishes. East Wretham has 40 houses, 219 souls, and 2,572 acres of land, a small village of its own name, and another called Stone Bridge, nearly a mile E. of the church. West Wretham has 26 houses, 166 souls, and 3,121 acres, and includes Wretham Hall, a neat mansion in a park, about a mile N.W. of the church. This mansion is the seat of Wyrley Birch, Esq., owner of both parishes, lord of the manor, and patron of the consolidated rectories, valued in 1831 at £550, and in the King's book at £24 3s. 6½d. The Rev. James P. Whalley, B.A. is the incumbent. East Wretham Church, dedicated to St. Ethelbert, is a small neat edifice ; but that of West Wretham has long been in ruins. A new rectory house was built some years ago, and the tithes are commuted for £539. A school has recently been built by the lord of the manor.

Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, September 2002; links updated February 2010.

Return to villages index
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1891 Census Names Index for East Wretham and West Wretham
Shropham hundred
Thetford union
Kelly's 1883 for East Wretham and West Wretham
White's 1845; and 1883 for Wretham (East and West)
Kelly's 1896 or East Wretham and West Wretham [GENUKI-NFK]
East Wretham postmill, towermill and watermill [Jonathan Neville]
Wretham archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
East Wretham Nature Reserve [Norfolk Wildlife Trust]
More on East Wretham and West Wretham [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]