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Norfolk: Mundford

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1864

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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     Alfred
CARRIERS pass thro' to Walton and Brandon


See also the Mundford parish page.

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March 2009