Swanton Morley, Norfolk
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Swanton-Morley All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Mitford and Launditch|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Swanton Morley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Swanton-Morley (All Saints))
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- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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- Norwich Mercury
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- Diss Express
- Thetford & Watton Times and People's Weekly Journal
- Norfolk News
The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.