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Swardeston, Norfolk

Historical Description

Swardeston, a parish, with a village, in Norfolk, 1½ mile WNW of Swainsthorpe station on the Ipswich and Norwich section of the G.E.R., and 4 miles SSW of Norwich. It has a post office under Norwich; money order office, Mulbarton; telegraph office, Eaton. Acreage, 930; population, 401. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manors belong to the Steward and Gurney families. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £133 with residence. The church is a small building of flint in the Early English style, and there is a Wesleyan 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 parishSwardeston St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionHenstead 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictSouth Norfolk
Postal districtNR14
Post TownNorwich