Gunton (St. Andrew)
GUNTON (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Erpingham, hundred of North Erpingham, E. division of Norfolk, 5½ miles (N. N. E.) from Aylsham; containing 69 inhabitants. The parish comprises 945a. 5p., of which 683 acres are meadow and pasture, 206 woodland, and about 5 arable. Gunton House, the seat of Lord Suffield, is a noble mansion of white brick, standing on an eminence commanding a beautiful view of the undulated grounds and varied scenery of the park, which is of vast extent, and planted with fine trees. The road through the park to Thorpe passes under the arch of an elegant tower, upwards of 120 feet high. The living is a discharged rectory, with the vicarage of Hanworth and rectory of Suffield consolidated, valued in the king's books at £8; patron, and impropriator of Hanworth, Lord Suffield. The tithes of Gunton have been commuted for £100, and there are 29 acres of glebe. The church is picturesquely situated in the park, opposite the principal front of the mansion; it was rebuilt, with a portico of the Doric order, by Sir William Harbord, ancestor of Lord Suffield.