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Norfolk: Flordon

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

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FLORDON, 7½ miles S. by W. of Norwich, has in its parish 193 souls, and about 900A. of land, mostly belonging to Thos. Brightwell, Esq., and the Rev. Sir Wm. Robt. Kemp, Bart. The latter is lord of the manor, and patron and incumbent of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 13s. 4d., and now having 30A. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £285. 15s., awarded, in 1845, in lieu of tithes.

The Church (St. Michael,) is a small antique fabric, with a belfry.

The poor have the dividends of £173. 7s. 10d., new 3½ per cent. stock, purchased with £200, left by Thos. Clabburn, in 1815. They also have 20s. a year from T. Brightwell, Esq., as the rent of an acre of land.

Rainthorpe Hall, an Elizabethan mansion, gives name to a small manor, belonging to Mrs. Girdlestone, and extending from this into the parishes of Newton Flotman and Tasburgh.

Directory:-

	Andrew      Rev. J.N.     curate
	Brightwell  Barham        corn miller
	Girdlestone Mrs.          Rainthorpe Hall
	Lansdell    Isaac         smith and vict., Black Horse

	   farmers

	Bird        John
	Branford    Benj.         (& maltster)
	Fielding    Wm.
	White       Hy.

See also the Flordon parish page.

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August 2001