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Norfolk: Stanford

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1864

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

STANFORD, a small village on the south side of the Wissey, 6 miles S.W. of Watton, has in its parish 200 inhabitants and 2608 acres of light sandy land. Lord Walsingham is lord of the manor and chief land owner, and has greatly improved the estate by rebuilding most of the old cottages. Lord Ashburton owns a portion of the parish.

The Church (All Saints) comprises nave, aisles, porch, chancel, and tower. The latter is round at the base and octagonal above. The churchyard was enclosed in 1849, and the church has since been restored and partly rebuilt at a cost of nearly £900, raised by subscription. The fine oak roof was given by Lord Walsingham.

The Bishop of Norwich is appropriator of the great tithes and patron of the vicarage, which was valued in the King's Book at £5. 13s. 1d., and is now worth £75, being endowed with £20 out of the tithes, and having been augmented in 1775 and 1804 with £400 of Queen Anne's Bounty, invested in 16A. of land. The Rev. George Frederick Winstanley Wallis, B.A., is the incumbent, and has a good residence built by Lord Walsingham in 1844 at a cost of £600.

Near the church is a fine artificial lake covering 40A., where there is a fish-house for propagating trout.

The chief residents are -

	Coates    Charles    shopkeeper
	Quantrill James      vict. Cock


	Lindsay   Samuel     (Home farm)
	Houchen   William    (Mouse hall)
	Matthews  John
	Warman    John
POST from Brandon.

See also the Stanford parish page.

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March 2009