Catton (St. Margaret)

CATTON (St. Margaret), a parish, in the union of St. Faith's, hundred of Taverham, E. division of Norfolk, 2 miles (N.) from Norwich; containing 650 inhabitants. It comprises 904a. 2r. 35p., a considerable part of which consists of woodlands, and garden and pleasure grounds, interspersed with numerous mansions and villas, forming together a beautiful suburban village. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £4. 3. 9.; patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Norwich. The landowners have purchased the impropriate tithes of the Dean and Chapter; the vicarial tithes have been commuted for £170, and the glebe contains 13 acres. The church, of which the most ancient part is in the later English style, consists of a nave, chancel, and north aisle, with a circular tower, the upper part octagonal; in the interior are several neat memorials. The Wesleyan Methodists have a place of worship.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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