NEWTON (WEST) is a pleasant village, on an eminence, 7 miles N.N.E. of Lynn. It has a large brewery, and comprises in its parish 242 inhabitants, and 1,221A. 3R. 35P. of land, lying in the two manors of Rivetts and Buckenham, of which the Hon. Chas. Spencer Cowper, is now lord and owner of most of the soil. The common (280A.) was enclosed in 1806, when 12 acres were allotted to the poor for fuel, &c.
The CHURCH, (St. Peter and St. Paul,) is a venerable fabric, which was re-pewed in 1805, when the north aisle was taken down, and the arches walled up.
The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £5 6s. 8d., and in 1831 at £178, is in the patronage of the Crown, and is now enjoyed by the Rev. John Fairfax Francklin, M.A., who has a good residence, and about 8A. of glebe.
Clarke Wm. showmaker Coe Wm. gardener Francklin Rev. J.F., M.A. Rectory Gunton Wm. miller and baker Last John blacksmith and parish-clerk Mott Wm. bricklayer Robson John brewer and maltster Smith Fras. vict., Three Tuns farmers Cork Samuel Clarke Thomas Robson Thos.
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