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Knapton, Norfolk

Historical Description

Knapton, a parish in Norfolk, near the coast, 2¾ miles NE of North Walsham stations on the G.E.R. and E. & M. R., and 17 NNE of Norwich. It has a post office under North Walsham; money order office, Trunch; telegraph office, Mundesley. Acreage, 1490; population, 343. Knapton House is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; gross value, £360. The church stands on an eminence, is an ancient edifice, with a tower, and has a superb roof, with richly carved corbels. It was restored in 1882 at a cost of £2000. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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 parishKnapton St. Peter and St. Paul 
HundredNorth Erpingham 
Poor Law unionErpingham 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictNorth Norfolk
Postal districtNR28
Post TownNorth Walsham