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Norfolk: Shelton

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

[Transcription copyright © Ann Duncan]

SHELTON, 6 miles N. of Harleston, and 12 miles S. by W. of Norwich, has in its parish 215 souls, and 1292 acres of land, belonging to several proprietors, the largest of whom are John Morse, Esq., owner of the Hall, (a moated farm house, with turrets;) F. B. Frank, Esq., patron of the rectory; and the Rev. Thomas Howes, lord of the manor.

The Church (St. Mary,) is a handsome structure, which was mostly rebuilt by the Shelton family, who were formerly seated here, and of whom here are many memorials, as well as a tomb of Sir Robert Houghton, kt., with effigies of himself, his son and three wives.

The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8, and in 1831 at £525, with that of Hardwick annexed to it, is enjoyed by the Rev. Jeremiah Curtis [See Note 1].

The Glebe here is 52A. 10P., and the tithes have been commuted for £372. 7s. per annum. Two poor widows have a yearly rent of 20s. left by Danson Futter [See Note 2].


	Curteis   Rev. J.           Rectory [See Note 1]

	Burgess   Thomas            wheelwright and smith
	Clarke    Charles           shopkeeper and shoemaker
	Rackham   Wm. and Elijah    shoemakers


	Alden     Wm.
	Cann      Wm.
	Howlett   Wm.
	Moore     Richard and Robert
	Neslin    Wm. Geo.
	Nobbs     John
	Ward      James and Sarah
	Westgate  Samuel            (Hall)
	Wilby     James

Note 1: Note the different spellings.
Note 2: In the original, this is "Danson, Futter".

See also the Shelton parish page.

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