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Norfolk: Letton

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

LETTON is a parish of scattered houses, 1 mile E.S.E. of Shipdham, and 6 miles S. of East Dereham. It is in Mitford union, hundred, and petty sessional division, Dereham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Hingham polling district of South Norfolk, Mitford division of Hingham rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It had 114 inhabitants in 1881, living on 1274 acres of land, and has a rateable value of 1693.

The parish, which was famous for milk and butter as early as the reign of Elizabeth, all belongs to R. T. Gurdon, Esq., M.P., who resides at the hall, a handsome quadrangular mansion of white brick, seated in an extensive and well-wooded park. He is patron of the rectory, which is valued in the King's Book at 7 14s. 7d., and was consolidated with Cranworth in 1547. The Rev. T. P. Garnier, M.A., is the incumbent.

The CHURCH (All Saints) was dilapidated many years ago, and its site is now marked by a plantation on the south side of the park.

The Fuel Allotment, awarded in 1798, is 7A. 1R. 24P., let for 10 a year.

POST via Thetford.

	Crafer     William Henry    farmer
	Goddard    James N.         farmer
	Gurdon     R.T. Esq. M.P.   Letton hall
	Stebbings  Edward W.        farmer
	Stebbings  Henry            farmer, Hall farm
	Stebbings  William          farm steward to R. T. Gurdon, Esq.

See also the Letton parish page.

Copyright Pat Newby.
October 2000