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Norfolk: Hunworth

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1864

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

HUNWORTH, in the vale of the Glaven, nearly 2 miles S.S.W. of Holt, has in its parish 206 inhabitants, and 838 acres of land, belonging to the Marquis of Lothian, the lord of the manor and patron of the rectory, which was valued in the King's Book at £4, and is now worth £389, with that of Stody annexed. The Rev. Jas. Bulwer, M.A., is the incumbent, and has here 27A. of glebe, a good brick residence in the Tudor style, built in 1849, and a yearly tithe rent-charge of £152. 10s., awarded in 1841.

The Church (St. Lawrence) is in the perpendicular style, and comprises nave, south transept and porch, chancel, and square embattled tower with one bell. There is a piscina in the transept. The chancel was rebuilt and the rest of the building restored and fitted with open poppy-headed benches in 1850.

The National School, erected in 1850, is attended by 45 children, and chiefly supported by the rector. Here is a Primitive Methodist Chapel, and also a Girls' School, which has an endowment of £6 a year, left in 1688 by Wm. Symonds, and charged on Stody Hall farm.

The chief residents are -

	The Rector

	Bassingthwaight Wm. Bidwell   farmer (Beck House)
	Burton          James         farmer
	Cooke           Mr. John
	Cooke           Robins        corn miller
	Ebden           Edw.          shopkeeper and butcher
	Fox             Wm.           gamekeeper
	Graveling       Thos.         shoemaker
	King            Priscilla     schoolmistress
	Moore           Jas.          farmer
	Peck            Thos.         shopkeeper and carpenter
	Welton          Jno.          baker and vict., Blue Bell
	Yallop          Geo.          schoolmaster and parish clerk
POST from Thetford, via Briningham.
See also the Hunworth parish page.

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January 2009