Norfolk: East Somerton
William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845
SOMERTON (EAST,) 8 miles N. by W. of Yarmouth, is a small, but picturesque
hamlet and parish, now united with Winterton, its own Church (St.
Mary,) having long been an ivy-mantled ruin. It comprises only 61
inhabitants, and about 800 acres of land, all belonging to that
distinguished statesman, Joseph Hume, Esq., M.P., who purchased it in
Somerton House, now unoccupied, was built about the beginning of
the 18th century, by J. Husband, Esq.; and its beautiful lawn, gardens,
walks, and plantations, were much improved by the late J.B. Huntington,
Womack Mr. Wm.
Womack Arthur Lindoe farmer
Rogers Lawrence farmer
Varley Robt. blacksmith
See also the East Somerton parish page.
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