MUNDFORD is a large village on the London road, near the river Wissey, 5 miles N. by E. of Brandon, 8 miles N.W. of Thetford, and 10 miles S. by W. of Swaffham. It has in its parish 376 inhabitants, and 2050A. of land, mostly belonging to Mrs. S.L. Stephens, who is lady of the manor of East and West Hall, the latter of which is said to be held by the service of a rose and "spar-hawk."
The Church (St. Leonard) comprises nave and chancel with a square tower, containing five bells, and surmounted by a small spire. It was restored and the tower rebuilt in 1850. The holy-water stoup still remains. In 1862 the east window was filled with beautiful stained glass, representing the Crucifixion, the Last Supper, the Martyrdom of St. Stephen, &c., in memory of the late S.L. Stephens, Esq. The church contains an organ, and is fitted with open seats having carved poppies.
The discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £7. 17s. 6d., is in the patronage of Tidd Pratt, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. John Raven, B.A., who has a good residence and a yearly rent-charge of £138, awarded in 1844 in lieu of tithes.
Petty Sessions are held at the Crown Inn on the first Wednesday of every month.
The School was built in 1864 by Mrs. Stephens, and has a teacher's residence attached.
POST and MONEY ORDER OFFICE at Wm. Upton's. Letters desp. via Brandon at 9 p.m.
Chapman Wm. Hy. Chapman James tea dealer Coates Thomas grocer and draper Death Daniel victualler, King's Head Eyre Emma baker and miller Gostwick Dinah victualler, Crown Griffin Mr John Caney Griffin Wm. grocer, draper, and agent to the Norwich Union Insurance Compy. Green George blacksmith Hammond Mr Jas. Hammond Hy. nursery and seedsman Pearce Mary Ann schoolmistress Plumb Edward wheelwright Raven Rev. John, B.A. rector of Mundford and Langford, Rectory Scales William veterinary surgeon Sewell William parish clerk Upton Wm. saddler, ropemaker, &c. Wright Edward plumber, &c. BUTCHERS. Chambers John Veal Wm. (pork) CARPENTERS. Pearce Robert Houchen Robert (& wheelwright) FARMERS. Cock George Chapman West Hall Gostwick Charles Hammond Henry TAILORS. Carlton Charles Cook Charles Large James SHOEMAKERS. Palmer John Webb AlfredCARRIERS pass thro' to Walton and Brandon
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