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Norfolk: Hunworth

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

HUNWORTH, in the vale of the Glaven, nearly 2 miles S.S.W. of Holt, is a parish in Erpingham union, Holt hundred, petty sessional division, county court district, polling district, rural deanery, and Norwich bankruptcy district and archdeaconry and west division of the county. It had 214 inhabitants in 1881, living on 838 acres, and has a rateable value of £889 12s. 6d. The Dowager Marchioness of Lothian is lady of the manor and owner of the soil.

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 Dowager Marchioness of Lothian is patroness 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. Hugh Scales Fullagar, M.A., is the incumbent, and has here 32 acres of glebe, a good brick residence in the Tudor style, built in 1849, and a yearly rent-charge of £152 10s., awarded in 1841.

The Primitive Methodists have a chapel here.

The National School, for the parishes of Hunworth and Stody, erected in 1850, is attended by about 70 children, and is chiefly supported by the rector and the Marchioness. It has an endowment of £6 a year, left in 1688 by William Symonds, and charged on Stody Hall farm.

POST from East Dereham. Wall Letter Box cleared at 4.20 p.m. Railway Station at Melton Constable

	Ebden    Edward          grocer, draper, and pork butcher
	Fullagar Rev. Hugh
	           Scales, M.A.  rector of Hunworth and Stody, The Rectory
	Goodbody Miss Jane       National schoolmistress
	Greaves  Robert          flour & malt dealer
	Hinsley  John            vict. Blue Bell Inn
	Lake     James           farmer, Beck House
	Makins   Robert          farmer, overseer, surveyor, and guardian
	Pegg     James           miller; h Hindolston [sic]
	Sands    William John    farmer & cattle salesman; and 2 Bank Buildings,
	                           Metropolitan Cattle Market, London

See also the Hunworth parish page.

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October 2009