BURSTON, 3 miles N.N.E. of Diss, has in its parish 468 souls, and 1405 acres of land, belonging to many owners, and lying in the following manors, (fines arbitrary,) viz., the Rev. T.B. Morris's manors of Brockdish and Melding Hall; the Earl of Albemarle's manor of Winfarthing; and Heydon Hall, belonging to the trustees of the late Charles Layton, Esq.
The Church (Virgin Mary,) is a small fabric, with a wooden belfry. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £16, is in the gift of the Crown, and incumbency of the Rev. Temple Frere. The glebe is about 60A., and the tithes have been commuted for £476 per annum.
Here is a small Wesleyan Chapel.
The poor have 20s. a year, from Chapman's charity and the Town Pightle.
Bale Robert bricklayer Dixon Charles vict. Crown Horn William shoemaker Jarrett John corn miller Ling Joseph blacksmith Reeve Rev. James curate Vyse James joiner FARMERS. (* are Owners.) Bell James * Carter Samuel * Dixon Zach. Esling William Esling John Gibson Joseph Gibson Cornls. Green John * Kerry John Last William * Scales Robert * Spurling Willm. Hall Thurlow Edmd. Tyrrell George Grocers, &c. Booty Sarah Dixon William Hunt Thomas Holmes James
See also the Burston parish page.
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