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Swanton Morley, Norfolk

Historical Description

Swanton Morley, a parish, with a village, in Norfolk, on the river Wensum, 4 miles NE from Dereham, and 2½ from North Elmham station on the Dereham and Wells section of the G.E.R. It has a post and money order office under Dereham; telegraph office, Dereham. Acreage, 2753; population of the civil parish, 667; of the ecclesiastical, with Worthing, 815. The manor belongs to the Lombe family. The living is a rectory, united with Worthing, in the diocese of Norwich; gross value, £784 with residence. The church was built in 1379, and is an edifice of flint in the Later Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, vestry, and a lofty embattled and pinnacled western tower. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel, and there are some useful charities.

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 parishSwanton-Morley All Saints 
Poor Law unionMitford and Launditch 

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Visitations Heraldic

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Postal districtNR20
Post TownDereham