Swafield, a pleasant village and a parish in Norfolk, 2 miles N from North Walsham, where there are stations on the Midland and Great Northern Joint railway and the G.E. It. Post town and money order and telegraph office, North Walsham. Acreage, 832; population, 183. There is a parish council consisting of five members. There are two manors, one of which belongs to Lord Suffield, and the other to St Peter's College, Cambridge. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £135 with residence. Patron, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. The church, dedicated to St Nicholas, is an ancient edifice of flint in the Perpendicular style.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Swafield St. Nicholas|
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Swafield from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Swafield (St. Nicholas))
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