Gayton-Thorpe (St. Mary)

GAYTON-THORPE (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and hundred of Freebridge-Lynn, W. division of Norfolk, 8 miles (N. W. by N.) from Swaffham; containing 179 inhabitants. It comprises 2328 acres, of which about 2000 are arable and pasture, 100 plantation, and 199 common. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £6, and united to the living of East Walton: the rectorial tithes have been commuted for £312, and the impropriate for £2. 6. 8.; there is about half an acre of glebe. The church has a circular tower with two bells, and is surmounted by a dome.

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

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