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Norfolk: Barwick

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

BARWICK-IN-THE-BRAKES is a parish, 2 miles E.of Docking, and 10 miles N.W. by W. of Fakenham, containing only 32 inhabitants, and 1,270 acres of land, forming the two manors and estates of Great and Little Barwick; the former belonging to J.J. Gay, Esq., and the latter to Derick Hoste, Esq., of Barwick House, a neat brick mansion with a fine lawn, on the verge of which stood the parish CHURCH, which was dilapidated many years ago, and has entirely disappeared.

The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £6, and in 1831 at £40. It was augmented in 1737 and 1763 with £400, laid out in land now worth £30 a year, besides which, the incumbent (Rev. James Hoste,) has a yearly modus of £10 from the impropriator and patron, - D. Hoste, Esq.

The parishioners use the church at Stanhoe.

The farmers of Great Barwick are, John and Wm. Hunter.

See also the Barwick parish page.

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October 2004