This section about Norfolk has been transcribed by Claire Haynsworth of Norfolk, Virginia, USA. When the book was published, the letter s was printed like the letter f, which is why the words may look strange. Also 100,000 l means 100,000 pounds sterling.
In the text, Chamberlayne mentions the River Frin. This is not a misprint or an incorrect transcription. Please contact me (see below) if you can identify it.
It has 660 Parifhes and 31 Towns: Norwich the Shire Town, 90 Miles from London, a Bifhop's See, contains about 7000 Houfes and 30,000 Souls, is eminent for Norwich Stuffs made there, of which they vend yearly to the Value of 100,000 l. There is a Cathedral Church, and the Bifhop's Palace. There is an Hofpital for 100 poor Men and Women; fair Cloifters, and a fine Market-crofs. Yarmouth is a beautiful Town, and hath an excellent Harbour; Lynn is a fair Town, and wealthy.
Chief Seats are Norwich Palace, Duke of Norfolk's; Pafton Hall, late Earl of Yarmouth's; Stifcay and Raynham, Lord Townfhends'; Blicking, Lord Hobart's: Houghton, Sir Robert Walpole's: Melton Conftable, Sir Jacob Afhley's, Bart.; Ranworth Hall, Col. Sidney's; Garboldifham, Sir Edmond Bacon's; Kirby Bedon, Sir Tho. Berney's; Oxborough, Sir Henry Bedingfield's; Hunftanton, Sir Tho. L'Eftrange's.
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