Kirstead (St. Margaret)
KIRSTEAD (St. Margaret), a parish, in the union of Loddon and Clavering, hundred of Loddon, E. division of Norfolk, 7½ miles (S. E. by S.) from Norwich; containing, with the merged parish of Langhale, 249 inhabitants. It is situated on the road from Bungay to Norwich, and comprises about 1000 acres of land. Kirstead Hall is an ancient mansion in the Elizabethan style. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £10, and in the patronage of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge: the tithes have been commuted for £300, and there are 40 acres of glebe. The church is a plain structure, with a small campanile turret rising from the roof. There is a place of worship for Baptists.