Hardwick (St. Margaret)

HARDWICK (St. Margaret), a parish, in the union and hundred of Depwade, E. division of Norfolk, 3½ miles (S. S. E.) from Stratton; containing 269 inhabitants. It comprises 874a. 1r. 30p., of which 694 acres are arable, and 161 pasture and meadow. The living is a discharged rectory, annexed to that of Shelton, and valued in the king's books at £5: the tithes have been commuted for £267. 13., and there is a glebe of 18 acres. The church is chiefly in the decorated style; the nave is separated from the chancel by the remains of a carved screen: the tower is circular at the base, and octagonal above, but in ruins. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

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

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