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Norfolk: Gunthorpe

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

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GUNTHORPE, 5 miles W.S.W. of Holt, has in its parish 334 souls, and 1087 acres of land, belonging partly to Sir Charles Chad, the Rev. S. Brereton, and C. and J. Winn; but mostly to the Rev. John Hy. Sparke, M.A., the patron and incumbent of the rectory, who resides at Gunthorpe Hall, a handsome mansion, with a well-wooded lawn and small lake.

The Church (St. Mary,) has a fine tower, and the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £13, and in 1831, at £546, with that of Bale annexed to it, has 23A. 25P. of glebe. The tithes of Gunthorpe were commuted, in 1839, for £317. 18s. per annum, besides £2. 2s. from 6A. tithable to Sharrington.

The poor have 25s. a year out of Malthouse Pightle, left by Cphr. Ringer, in 1678, and Jno. Towne, in 1777.


	Bridges    Wm.             druggist and blacksmith
	Dubble     James           shoemaker  [see note below]
	Farrow     John            miller and baker
	Fitt       Edward          shoemaker  [see note below]
	Lynn       Sarah           shopkeeper
	Payne      Porter          wheelwright
	Payne      Robert          tailor
	Porter     Henry           vict., Cross Keys
	Porter     Robert          schoolmr. and shopkeeper
	Sparke     Rev. John
	             Henry, M.A.   rector, Hall


	Barrett    Wm.             Pegg     Paul
	Easton     Robert          Porter   Gould
	England    Chamberlin      Sands    John
	Livick     Cphr.           Winn     Israel and Chas.
	Massingham Jas.

Note: in the original this is
     James Dubble and Edward Fitt, shoemakers
See also the Gunthorpe parish page.

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October 2009