Gunthorpe (St. Mary)

GUNTHORPE (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Walsingham, hundred of Holt, W. division of Norfolk, 5¼ miles (W. S. W.) from Holt; containing 334 inhabitants. It comprises 1087a. 1r. 13p., of which 779 acres are arable, 178 pasture and meadow, and 41 woodland. The living is a discharged rectory, with that of Bale annexed, valued in the king's books at £13; patron, lord of the manor, and incumbent, the Rev. J. H. Sparke, who resides at the Hall: the tithes have been commuted for £310. 18., and the glebe comprises 23 acres. The church, which is chiefly in the later English style, consists of a nave and chancel, a north chapel, and a square embattled tower; the font is curiously sculptured: in the chapel are neat monuments to members of the Collyer family.

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

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