RUNTON parish, on the sea coast, from one to two miles W. of Cromer, comprises the small villages of East and West Runton, (the former a fishing station,) 424 inhabitants, and 1253A. of land, belonging to various owners, and lying in the manors of Runton-Hayes, (W.H. Windham, Esq.'s,) Runton-Stubbs, Beeston-Priory, East Beckham, Felbrigg, Aylmerton, and Gresham.
The Church (Trinity,) is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10, and consolidated with that of Aylmerton. (See page 751 [which is the entry for Aylmerton].) The glebe here is 19A. 2R., and the tithes were commuted in 1838 for £245 per annum.
Sir E.N. Buxton, Bart., has a neat house and about 500 acres of land here.
The Poor's Land, given by unknown donors, comprises about 10 acres, with a double cottage, in Runton, and 20A. 2R. 27P., in Holt and Letheringsett. The rents, amounting to £32. 7s. a year, are distributed in money and coals, together with 20s. from 1A. 1R. 32P. of land, left by Robt. Feazer [sic], in 1713; and £1. 13s. from Hooke's charity, noticed with Beeston.
In the following Directory, those marked 2, are at West Runton, and the others at East Runton.
Abbs Matthew vict. Boat Abbs David shoemaker Bird Jph. blacksmith and beerhouse Bunting Joseph baker Craske Mrs. schoolmistress Cremer Rev. John B. Holman James wheelwright Johnson Herbert Jarrett solicitor, (office Cromer) 2 Leake James blacksmith Love Mary shopkeeper Mann Miss Sarah Ann Riches Wm. bricklayer Waterson George corn miller Wright George brickmaker FARMERS. (* are owners.) Abbs Francis Ives Robert Abbs John 2* Pank Thomas 2* Abbs Joseph 2 Pank Sus. 2 Abbs Thomas Wright Henry * Covell Jph. supt. registrar
CARRIER, John Clarke, to North Walsham, Tuesday & Thursday
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