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Gunton, Norfolk

Historical Description

Gunton, a parish in Norfolk, adjacent to the line of the G.E.R. from Norwich to Cromer, with a station about 2½ miles E, and 4½ S from Cromer. Post town, Norwich; money order and telegraph office, Hanworth. Acreage, 943; population of the civil parish, 58; of the ecclesiastical, with Hanworth, 269. Gunton Park, with a white brick mansion, on an eminence, amid extensive grounds and a park of about 1000 acres, is the seat of Lord Suffield. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Hanworth, in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £155 with residence. Patron, Lord Suffield. The church was rebuilt in 1742.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorfolk 
Ecclesiastical parishGunton St. Andrew 
HundredNorth Erpingham 
Poor Law unionErpingham 

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