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Norfolk: Weston Longville

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

WESTON, or Weston Longville, is a parish of scattered houses, from 4 to 6 miles S. of Reepham, and contains 411 inhabitants, and 2737 acres of rich loamy land, mostly the property of H.T. Custance, Esq., the lord of the manor, who resides at Weston House, a neat cemented mansion, in a beautiful park, on the south side of the vale of the Wensum, about a mile north of the church, and south of Lenwade Bridge. The old hall, now a farm-house, was built by the Rokewoods, who had large estates in the neighbourhood, at an early period.

The Church (All Saints) has a tower and five bells. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8. 18s. 1d., and now having 46A. 23P. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £680, recently awarded in lieu of tithes. The patronage is in New College, Oxford, and the Rev. John Conyngham, B.A., is the incumbent.

The Wesleyans have a small chapel here, built in 1839.

The rector supports a small school, for poor children, and has lately erected a handsome Rectory House.

A cottage, barn, and about 2 acres of land, left to the poor by Wm. Chapman, in 1724, are let for £5. 10s. They have also 3 roods of land, left by Richard Sheffield, and two yearly rent-charges, viz., 10s., left by Thos. Spencer; and 3s. 4d., left by Richard Bunn.

	Baker     Charles          joiner and beerhs
	Besford   John             blacksmith
	Blanch    George           blacksmith
	Blyth     Edward           farrier
	Coker     Rd.              shoemaker and shopkr
	Conyngham Rev John, B.A.   Rectory
	Custance  Hambleton
	            Thomas, Esq.   Weston House
	Hardy     Jas.
	Hardy     Mary             vict. Eagle
	Harrison  John             thatcher and shopkr
	Hook      James            wheelwright and machine maker
	Large     Henry            parish clerk
	Milk      Wm.              carpenter
	Pratt     Elijah & Joseph  shoemakers
	Richmond  Wm.              shoemaker
	Salisbury Thos.            gent.
	Whisson   John             shoemaker & shopkr

	                   FARMERS.

	Barham    John             Harrison  John
	Bates     Thomas           Howlett   Chtte.
	Bidwell   Wm.              Juby      Edmund, Old Hall
	Bidwell   James            Milk      David
	Blyth     Edward           Pratt     Samuel
	Bunn      Richard          Press     Mrs
	Bussey    John             Richmond  Wm.
	Fuller    Robert           Salisbury Bwls.
	Gray      Wm.              Salisbury Thos.

See also the Weston Longville parish page.

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November 2014