Gooderstone (St. George)

GOODERSTONE (St. George), a parish, in the union of Swaffham, hundred of South Greenhoe, W. division of Norfolk, 4¼ miles (E. N. E.) from Stoke-Ferry; containing 500 inhabitants. It comprises 2781a. 1r. 20p., of which 1313 acres are arable, 1360 pasture, meadow, and heath, and 71 woodland. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £6. 12.: the vicarial tithes have been commuted for £133, and the impropriate, which belong to A. H. R. Micklefield, Esq., who is also patron, for £250; the glebe comprises 23 acres. The church exhibits various stages of the English style, and has a square embattled tower; the nave is divided from the chancel by the remains of a beautifully carved screen, and on the south side of the chancel is a double piscina. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans; and the poor have 56 acres of land, which were allotted for fuel at the inclosure,

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

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