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Norfolk: Witton (near Blofield)

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

WITTON is a small parish and scattered village, 5½ miles E. of Norwich, containing only 162 inhabitants, and 576 acres of rich loamy land. Chas. Whaites, Esq., is the principal owner and lord of the manor, which, in the seventh of Richard II., was given by Margaret, Countess of Norfolk, to the nuns minoresses of Bruisyard, in Suffolk, to pray for the soul of her daughter, Ann, late Countess of Pembroke, and for her own state whilst living, and her soul when deceased.

The CHURCH (St. Margaret,) is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 13s. 4d., and consolidated with that of Little Plumstead, where the Rev. Charles Penrice, M.A., the patron and incumbent, resides. The glebe here is 42 acres.


	Culley    Robert       farmer and maltster
	Culley    Geo. B.      farmer
	Penrice   Mrs.         Witton House
	Whaites   Chas. Esq.   Witton Hall
	Ward      Joseph       miller

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July 2004