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Norfolk: Cranwich

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

CRANWICH, on the south side of the river Wissey, 1½ mile W.N.W. of Mundford, and 6 miles N. of Brandon, is a parish, with 108 inhabitants, and 1549 acres of land, in one farm, belonging to Sir Richard Sutton, Bart. It gives name to a deanery. (See page 391 [which is the entry for Grimshoe Hundred].)

The Church (Virgin Mary) is a small neat edifice, with a round tower of great antiquity, supposed to have been built by the Danish King Harold. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8. 9s. 7d., and in 1843 at £450, with the vicarage of Methwold, annexed to it, is in the gift of H.S. Partridge Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. V.E. Eyre. Here are 18A. of glebe, and a good residence.

The poor have the interest of £20, left by the Rev. N. Poyntz and another donor.

DIRECTORY:-

	Eyre      Rev. Vincent Edward  Rectory
	Chambers  James                farmer
	Quibell   Joseph               vict. and brewer Leather Bottle

See also the Cranwich parish page.

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
March 2009