Letton (All Saints)

LETTON (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Mitford and Launditch, hundred of Mitford, W. division of Norfolk, 1 mile (S. E. by E.) from Shipdham; containing 154 inhabitants. It comprises 1255a. 27p., of which 735 acres are arable, 435 meadow and pasture, and 77 woodland. The soil is extremely rich, and the dairy-farms have long been celebrated for their butter; the surface is varied, and the prevailing scenery of pleasing character. Letton Hall, the seat of T. T. Gurdon, Esq., lord of the manor, is a handsome mansion of white brick, beautifully situated in a well-wooded park abounding with oaks of venerable growth: within the grounds are the ruins of the parish church, the site of which is inclosed with a plantation of thorn; and near the entrance lodge is the source of one of the tributaries of the river Yare. The living is a rectory, consolidated with that of Cranworth, and valued in the king's books at £7. 14. 7.: the tithes have been commuted for £198. 14.

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

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