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Norfolk: Long Stratton St. Michael

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

[Transcription copyright Ann Duncan]

STRATTON ST. MICHAEL, a scattered village, 11 miles S. of Norwich, adjoins Long Stratton, on the south; and has in its parish 273 souls, and 1050 acres of land, including the hamlet of Rise Green, 1 mile S. of the church. The soil belongs to various owners, and lies in the manors of the adjacent parishes.

Here were formerly two churches, but that dedicated to St. Peter, was dilapidated in the reign of Henry VII., and its rectory consolidated with that of St. Michael's, which is an ancient structure, with a short square tower. The joint rectories, valued in the King's Book at 6. 12s. 8d., and in 1831 at 397, are in the gift of New College, Oxford, and incumbency of the Rev. C. H. Bayly. The glebe is 27A., and the tithes have been commuted for 348 per annum, of which 9. 18s. belongs to the rector of Long Stratton.

Here is a Wesleyan Chapel, built in 1838.

The Rev. John Cowan, in 1509, left a cottage and garden for the poor, and 6A. of land for the use of the church.

Directory:-

	Bayly       Rev. Chas. Henville  Rectory
	Bloy        Francis              farmer
	Breeze      Thomas               gardener
	Carver      Walter               gent.
	Claxton     James                shoemaker
	Cunningham  John                 watchmaker
	Field       Robert               cabinet maker
	Godfrey     Robert               cooper
	Gwyn        Richard, Esq.
	Mears       William              glover
	Warmoll     Mrs. Hannah

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See also the Long Stratton parish page.

Copyright Pat Newby.
July 2001