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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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