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Norfolk: Stanfield

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883

STANFIELD, on the Fakenham road, 5 miles N.W. by N. of East Dereham, is in Mitford and Launditch union, East Dereham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Launditch hundred and petty sessional division, Litcham polling district of West Norfolk, Brisley rural deanery, and Norwich archdeaconry. It had 178 inhabitants in 1881, living on 923 acres, and has a rateable value of 1189 10s. William Collison, Esq., John William Davy, Esq., and a few smaller owners, are the principal landowners; but the trustees of the late J.D.H. Hill, Esq., are lords of the manor.

The CHURCH (St. Margaret) consists of nave, chancel, south porch, and square tower with four bells. The interior is fitted with open seats of oak, with carved poppy heads; and contains an ancient screen. A new window was erected in the chancel by the rector, E.L. Davies, M.A., by dilapidation money and a small contribution by himself.

The discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at 6 12s. 4d., is in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. Evan Lewis Davies, M.A., who has 20 acres of glebe, a commuted tithe rent-charge of 264, and a good residence, built in 1827, and enlarged in 1841.

This parish was amalgamated with Mileham for educational purposes, and the School Board is at Mileham.

The Fuel Allotment, awarded about 1819, is 8 acres, on which the poor cut turf and let the herbage for 15.

LETTERS through Swaffham via Litcham. Letter Box cleared at 5.5 p.m. daily, Sundays 10:25 a.m. Whissonsett is the nearest Money Order Office, and Litcham is the nearest Telegraph Office.

	Buck      Martin        farmer
	Burton    William       farmer
	Davies    Rev. Evan     patron rector of Stanfield,
	            Lewis, M.A.   The Rectory
	Daws      Charles       vict. Maid's Head, and
	                          thrashing machine ownr (D. & Son)
	Dickson   Wm. & Chas.   farmers
	Gapp      Stephen       farmer, Manor farm
	Hubbard   Jas.          farmer, Hill farm
	Kemp      -             miller, Tuthill Mill
	Marshall  John          farmer
	Middleton William       farmer
	Milk      -             farmer, Dandy farm
	Nicholson Wm.           farmer; h Brisley
	Pegg      Mrs Maria     shopkeeper
	Purdy     Geo.          parish clerk & farmer
	Rix       Wm. Geo.      farmer, Sedgford hs
	Skaife    F.            farmer

See also the Stanfield parish page.

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Copyright Pat Newby.
March 2002