Easton (St. Peter)

EASTON (St. Peter), a parish, in the incorporation and hundred of Forehoe, E. division of Norfolk, 6¾ miles (W. N. W.) from Norwich; containing 279 inhabitants. It comprises by computation 1566 acres, of which 1140 are arable, 170 pasture, and 256 wood. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £7. 11. 10½.; patron, E. R. Fellowes, Esq.: the great tithes have been commuted for £31, and the small for £170; the vicar has also a glebe of 29 acres. The church is an ancient edifice, with a campanile turret, replacing a tower which fell down in 1778. There is a place of worship for Baptists. Cardinal Easton, who flourished in the reign of Richard II., was a native of the parish.

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

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