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Norfolk: Morton-on-the-Hill

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

[Transcription copyright © Jayne Cole]

MORTON-ON-THE-HILL, 8 miles N.W. of Norwich, on the southern acclivity of the vale of the Wensum, has in its parish 165 souls and 976 acres of land, belonging to Thos. Trench Berney, Esq., of Morton Hall, which was considerably enlarged about ten years ago. He is also lord of the manor, and patron of the Church (St. Margaret,) which stands on a commanding eminence.

The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £3. 14s. 7d., and has 2A. 3R. 24P. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £180, awarded in 1840, in lieu of tithes. The Rev. C.R. Fanshawe (now in sequestration) is the incumbent. The Rev. Robt. C. Grice, an elegant Greek and Latin scholar, was rector here from 1753 till 1790.

The Poor's Land, 4A. 2R., is let for £6.

Directory:

	Berney  T.T., Esq.   Hall
	Blyth   John         shopr., wheelwright and vict., White Horse
	Bunn    James        butcher
	Hall    John         shoemkr. and schoolmr.

	   farmers.

	Comer   Wm.
	King    Wm. P.
	Palmer  John

See also the Morton-on-the-Hill parish page.

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May 2000