ALDERFORD. on a declivity 3 miles S. by E. of Reepham, is a small parish of only 29 inhabitants and 432A. 1R. 19P. of land, in the manor of Swannington, and mostly the property of C.K. Tompson, Esq.
The Church (St. John the Baptist) is a small ancient building, comprising nave, chancel, porch, and square tower with one bell. The discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £4. 6s. 8d., and now at £219, with the vicarage of Attlebridge annexed, is in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich, and incumbency of the Rev. Campbell Wodehouse, M.A., who has a good Rectory House. The tithes of this parish have been commuted for £149. 9s. per annum.
The chief residents are -
The Rector Gedge George gamekeeper Leamon Philip farmer Lynn Thos. victualler, Bell Newstead Robert parish clerkPOST OFFICE at the Bell. Letters desp. via Norwich, at 5 p.m.
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