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Norfolk: Hanworth

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883

HANWORTH, a parish of scattered houses, 5 miles N. of Aylsham, is in Erpingham union, North Erpingham hundred and petty sessional division, North Walsham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Aldborough polling district of North Norfolk, Repps rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It had 221 inhabitants in 1881, and comprises 1271 acres, and has a rateable value of about 2000. Lord Suffield is lord of the manor, and the devisees of the late W.H. Windham, Esq., are the principal owners of the soil. Hanworth Hall is a handsome modern mansion of brick, pleasantly situated in a verdant and finely-wooded park, broken into bold undulations, and laid out with much taste.

The CHURCH comprises nave, chancel, north and south porches, and square tower containing five bells. It was restored in 1861, and fitted with new and handsomely carved open seats, pulpit, reading-desk, and altar rails, at a cost of 300.

The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at 5 1s. 8d., is consolidated with Gunton rectory. Hanworth tithes were commuted in 1839 for yearly rent-charges of 197 to Lord Suffield (the patron of the living and impropriator), 91 to the vicar, and 2 to the vicar of Alby. The rectory house stands in Gunton Park, but within the bounds of this parish.

The SCHOOL was built about the year 1852, and is chiefly supported by Lord Suffield, who annually distributes 10 in bread to the poor.

POST from Norwich.

	Atten     John                parish clerk
	Bew       Miss                schoolmistress
	Boardman  John                farmer and surveyor, Common
	Brooks    Henry William       postmaster
	Chapman   Richd.              builder (C. & Son); h Scotch Cottage
	Chapman   William             farmer, overseer, builder, &c. (W. & Son)
	Chapman   William & Son       builders, contractors and licensed
	                                surveyors, blacksmiths, stonemasons,&c.
	Ebbets    James               farmer, Park farm
	Emery     George              farmer
	Hooper    Frederick           gamekeeper
	Le Neve   Wm.                 farmer; h Tunstead
	Lubbock   Rev. Henry          vicar; h Gunton
	            Hammond, B.A.
	Saul      John                gamekeeper
	Scott     James               blacksmith & machinist
	Suffling  Miss Sarah          millnr. & drssmkr
	Windham   William Frederick   The Hall
	            Lindsay Bacon,Esq.

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See also the Hanworth parish page.

Copyright Pat Newby.
April 2001