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be. Willi. Roys, quiobt. i Kal. Martij 1404, bc

and arms,

In memory of Henry Scar burgh, gent, who died 1683.

Alfo of Henry Scarburgh, gtnt. who died 1617,

eged 56, and his arms.

In the eafl window are the arms of the fee of Nor-
wich, impaling thofe of biftiop Freakc.


T U N S T E A D. 99

In the church a grave-done, In memory of Mary t
wife of Edmund Them) Ithorpc, gent, died July 4, 1685,
and his fhield.

Orate p. <bc. D'nc Margaretc Hctcrjctc, que obt. 21
Decemb. 1597.

In memory rf John Withers, gent, who died Aug. 29,
1 7 1 2, with his arras.

Robert Ehnham, efq. was buried in the chapel of
St. Thomas, in this church, in 1472.

In the church was alfo the chapel of St. John, St.
Margaret, St. John's guild, and that of the Holy
Ghoft, and of Corpus Chriili ; the light of the
Choif Crucifix.

On the porch of the church were the arms of
France, ferny of de luces, and of England quarterly,
alfo the arms of St. Bonnet's abbey, fable, crouer in.
pale, between two du*.al coronets, or.

North Walfham is a handfome town, pleafantly
Ctuatcd on the heights between the rivers Bure and
Ant. The church Hands in the centre, being cncom-
paffcd by three flreets in a triangular manner. Here
are two principal inns, the King's-Arms, and the
Ciofs-Keys, and feveral neat houfes.

Thomas Cooper, cfq. who formerly ferved in the
Norfolk miliiia, and who is now in the commiffion
of the peace, has a mod eligible feat at the call end
of the town, which he has lately much improved
and ornamented at a great expence.

G 2 The


The grammar-fchooi is a fpacious and efejrant
building, as is alfo the work-houfe, lately creeled,
half a mile north of the town.

Tn this pariOi, which is very extenfive, are mect-
ing-houfes of the Quakers, Methodifts, Prcfbyterians,
and Anabaptifts. Here is a weekly market on
Thurfday, for corn, flefh, See. and an annual fair
held on A fcen (ion-day, for horfes, lean cattle, and
petty chapmen.

It is called North Walfham in refpecl to its fitua-
tion as to the level of the marflics, and to South
Walfham, in Walfham hundred.

A fubfcription, to which bifhop Hayter gave lool.
was fome years ago propofed, and far advanced, for
rebuilding the tower of the church, but has fince
been dropped. It is much to be wifhed, in this age
of contribution, that fomething of the kind may
again be propofed.

A bye poft goes thrice a week to and from Nor-
wich, for letters, See. Here are two confiderable com-
mons, and the country hereabouts is remarkably
bold and airy. A large water-mill in this parifh
(one mile and a half eaft of the town) is called Ea&-

The pitronage of North Walfliara is in the bifhop
of Norwich.

WESTWICK. This town was at the furveyr
partly a beruite to the manor of Tunflead, held by
Roger of Poi&iers ; one free-man, who was expelled,
had the moiety of twelve acres, which was valued
in Tunfteadj many other lordfhips extended into it,


T U N S T E A D. 101

and this flender account is ail we find of this town
(Weftuuicj in Doomfday-book.

Le Grofs's manors of Sloley and Croflwick ex-
tended into it. Reginald le Grofs .in the 3/th of
Henry III. had a charter of free-warren here, and
in Sloley.

In 14^8 the manor of Yemes, in this town, ex-
tended out of Scottow, held by Margaret le Grofs,
widow. In the reign* of Henry III. Roger Bolour,
Sec. held it of the earl of Arand'el. This afterwards
came to the Calihorpes.

The prior of Broomholmc had alfo a lordfhip of
the gift of William de Glanvile, the founder.

In the 3d of Henry IV. Thomas Sturmy, William
Thurlton. Sec. held of the prior the twentieth part of
a fee, and the prior of the earl of Suffolk. In
the temporalities of the priory

Thomas Robkin died Dec. 8, 15.58, feifed of the
manor of Weftwick, with its appurtenances, in Slo-
ley, Scottow, Tunftead, &c. held of John de Dovel,
by the twentieth part of a ice. Charles Cornwallis
was lord in 1571.

Sir Richard Berney, bart. of Reedham, purchafed
the lordfhip of Broomholme, and Wcltwick, and left
them to a younger fon.John Berney, efq. who manicd
Sufan, daughter of John Staines, of Wefton, by
whom he had John, his fon and heir. John, his fon,
was lord in 1690, and married Bridget, daughter of
William Branthwayt, efq. of Hethel ; and to his fe-
cond wife, in 1720, a daughter of Maurice Kendal,
efq. of New Buckenham. Mrs. Berney , widow,
G 3 pcflcfTed


poflcffed it in 1762, and John Berney Petrc, efq, Is
now lord and patron.

The abbot of St. Bennet's manor of Scottow ex-
tended here in 1428. The abbot's temporalities were
then 173.

This afterwards came to the fee of Norwich, on the
exchange of lands between the king (in the reign of
Henry VIII.) and the bifhop. The temporalities of
Fakcnham-dam were 45.

The church is a reclory, dedicated to St Botolph.
In the igth of Henry III. fir Peter de Hobois, ftew-
ard of the abbey of Holme, relealed all his light in
the town and advowfon to the abbot. In the reign
of Edward 1 the patronage was in Roger Bigot, earl
of Norfolk. Ralph, the abbot of Holme, releafed
all his right therein in the ift of Richard I. by fine,
to Roger Bigot, then carl.

The reclory was then valued at nineteen marks,
and the reclor had tight acres, but no manfe. The
prefent value is gl. 135. Sd. ob. and is dilcharged.

The church has a nave and two ailes, covered
tvith lead, the chancel with tile ; in the tower are
two bells.

In 1603 the relor returned Cxty-feven commu-

In i 708 Thomas duke of Norfolk prefcnted; and
in 1748 William Pafton, efq.

In 1768 the Rev. Richard Bcrncy was prefcnted to
this icftory.


T U N S T E A D. 103

John Grundefburgh, fcnior. of Weftwick, was bu-
ried in 1473 in this chinch, and.lcft to the building
of the tower gl. and John Ratayle, buried in the
church-yard in 1460, was a benefactor to its building.

In the chancel a monument, In memory
the late pious. &c. wife of John Berne}, ejq, third daugh-
ter of William Bramhwayt, of Hethcl, tfq. Jhe died
July 7, 1711.

Here re/lcth the body of John Berney, efq. of W-jl-
wick, [on of fir Richard Berney, bart. of Reedham, who
departed, 'be. March 31, 1689, leaving two Jons, John,
and Richard.

In memory of Sufan Berney, widow of Johi Berney,
cfq. and daughter of Jokn Staines, of We/ton, gent, jlie,
departed, be. March 2, 1692, leaving two Jons, John,
and Richard.

In the church were the arms of Brewfc, and of
Brotherton, carl of Norfolk; Calthorpe impaling
Bacon ; Wythe impaling Wakefham, and Okenhain.

Here was the chapel of our Ladv in the church,
the guild of St. Botolph, fifty holy lights, and three
plough lights.

Weftwick-houfe, the feat of John Berney P? rre,
efq. who ferved the office of high-fheriff of Noitolk,
is an elegant ftru&ure, mo ft advautageoufly fiiuaied in
the centre of many late improvements. 1 he planta-
tions are difpofed in gieat tafie, and the can.ii. now
made at a considerable cxpcncc, is a fine rttievo to
the verdure, as arc allo the church and obeiifk; the
latter is a tower, or belle-view, ninety ket high; a
fquarc pedellai of twenty feet tapering rouud up-
G wards i

104 H U N D R E D O F

wards, with a /lair in the infide up to a lamhorn at
the top, fafbed, and fitted up to fir and view an
extenfivc tral of country each way, and the fea-coaft,
for nearly thirty miles. A view of Wcftwick-houfe,
drawn by Mr. Marcus Armflrong, and prefented by
Mr. Petre, it, given with this work.

WITTON. Godric farmed this lordfhip, (Wit-
tuna) or was fteward of it, when Doomfday-book
was compiled, of the king, where we find that a
certain prieft was deprived of it, who held it of king
Edward by finging th.'ce maffes for the king and
queen daily, and paid then, or was valued at 25. it
was one leuca long, half a one broad, and paid lod.
gelt, whoever was lord of it.

This lordfhip that Godric held came foon after to
the earl Warren, and fo was united to the following.

At the furvey Willam earl Warren had a lordfhip,
out of which a free-man had been ejected ; to it there
belonged lands, Sec. and a church endowed with ten
acres. The whole valued at 505. but at the furvey
at cos.

Of this free-man, Almar, bifhop of Ehnham, in
king Edward's reign, and in the Conqueror's, had a
mciety, and William Mallet the other moiety.

John earl Warren was lord in the I5th of Ed-
waid I. and had free-warren, the affize, Sec.

In this family it remained till John earl Warren
fettled it on Thomas earl of Lancafler, in the reign
of Edward JLI.


BSS ssa y

T U 'N S T E A D. 105

One of the coheirefTes of tliis family brought it by
marriage to John of Gaunt, duke of Lancafter, and
his fon, Henry IV. king of England, held it; it is at
this time part of the Duchy of Lancafter.

The abbot of Holme had a manor belonging to
that abbey in king Edward's time, valued at 8s. This
was held by the Glanviies of the abbot, and after by
John tie Girnmingham, and Thomas de Peche, in the
reign of Edward I. and in the 3d of Henry IV. by
Roger Bois, with Honing.

The temporalities of this abbey, in 1428, were
445. Sd.

The prior of Broomholme had a lordfhip in this
town of the priory ofCaflle Acre in the reign of Ri-
chard I. when a controverfy arofe ; the prior of Broom-
holme ufed to pay to that of Cattle Acre thirteen
marks, 8s. 8d. per ann. for the fame, but having
improved the (aid farm and lordfhip, it was agreed,
that for the future fourteen marks and ;;s. 4d. fhould
be paid for it per ann. To this agreement William
de Glanvile, patron of the priory of Broomholme,
fe-i his leal.

Ralph, fon of Richard de Witton, gave by deed,
without date, feverai lands here to the priory of

Laurence Attehill dc Witton releafed to the faid
prior all his right, with certain free tenants, and a
piece of common. Roger Baxter, of Witton, gave
lands to the faid prior of Brooomholme, who was re-
turned in the gth of Edward II. as lord; and the
temporalities were valued at gl. ss. gd. q. with thofc
of Caftlc Acre, to which Broomholme was a cell.



On the ^th of June, in the 37th of Henry VIII.
fir Thomas Woodhoufe, of Waxham, had a grant
of this manor of Broomholme; and Henrv Wood-
houfe, in the i jth of queen Elizabeth, had licence to
alien it, with its appurtenances, to Thomas Crofts, of

Robert Mallet's lordfiiips of Ba&oR, and Dilham,
and the manor of Ridliugton, extended into this

Sir John de Veile lived here in the reign of Henry
III. and in that of Edward I. he releafed to the-prior
of Broomhoime all his right in the advovvfon of this
church lor thirteen marks of filver. Reginald de
Dunham inherited it as heir to the de Veiles, and
died feifed of it in the 2/th of Edward III.

In the agth of Edward III. William de Kettlefton
conveyed to Laurence Drake a lordfhip in this town ;
and in the iyth of Henry VI. Thomas Walfham con-
veyed lands, &c. to William Bafton, here, and in

In the i oth of Henry III. Thomas Walle pafTed
by fine to fir Robert Brandon, and Catherine, his
wife, the manor of Gorges, in ihis town, Ba&on,
Edingthorpe, 8cc. which Catherine was an Inglofe.
Edward Inglofe held it in the i yth of the faid king,
and his father, fir Henry, died lord of it, December
20, in the Sth of that king.

Thomas duke of Norfolk, on June 20, in the faid
reign, fold all his lands, rents, 8cc. here, late Bran-
don's, and which the faid duke purchafed of fir
George Throgmorton, to Leonard Spencer, of Bio-

T U N S T E A D. 107

field, gent, called the manor of Gorges, and Thux-

Thomas Spencer held it in the 4th of Elizabeth,
and had a pracipe to deliver it to Francis Southwell,

Robert Coding, gent, died feifed of the manor of
Witton, Auguft 26, in the 15th of Charles I. with
free-warren, feveral meffuages, Sec. the Red-Houfe,
and White-Houfe.

John Morris, efq. died lord in 1701 ; and in Jan.
1777, the late John Morris, efq. died lord, leaving
an only daughter and hcirefs, aged three years, who
is lady of this town, and Balon, and of lands in
feveral neighbouring parishes, together with Great
Witchingham, in Eynsford hundred. Mrs. Norris,

his relict, is fincc married to Farquair, efq. of

the Guards, London.

W5t:on-houfe was begun in i 770, and built by the
late Mr. Norris, who encompafiTed it with a large
park, and fomc plantations. Its fituatkm on an
eminence, which commands a full profpcd of the
fca, is remarkably airy andpleafant: the in fide is
finiilied in a good flile, and the cielings, of painted
ftucco, are very neat. The paper roof of the riding
houfe was blown down by the great wind on New-
year's-day, 1779. The manor-houfe flands nearly a
mile iouth of the new hall.

The church is dedicated to St. Margaret, and was
a reclory, valued at twenty-five marks, and appro-
priated to the priory of firoomholrae ; there was a
vicarage, valued at two marks.


loS H U N D R E D O F

In the reign of Edward I. a meffuage, with a caru-
cate of land, belonged to the prior, as reclor. The
prefcnt value is 4!. 155. id. and is dilcharged.

In 1603 the vicar returned 140 communicants;
and in 1611 the vicar was prcfented by the bifhop of
Ely, to whom the impropriatcd reclory came hi queen
Elizabeth's reign, on her taking feveral manors from
that fee.

In 1750 the Rev. Thomas Hewitt was prefentcd
to this vicarage by the bifhop of Ely. Mifs Morris
is alternate patron of Witton, and of Ridlington,
with the bifhop.

Henry Rofe was buried in the church in 1525,
and gave money to its repair, and to the repair of
our Lady's chapel there.

On a plate of brafs, by the communnion-table, on
a grave-flone, Thomas Parmenter, and Frances, his
wife, who died in 1631, and his wife in 1627.

John Morris, efq. was buried in the chancel in

The late John Norris, efq. of Witton, bequeathed
"by will to the univerfity of Cambridge an ample
flipend for the endowment of another profeflbr of di-
vinity, who is to be named " Revelation Profeffor,
or the Norrifian Profeffor," to which office the firft
profeffor was eleled May i, 1780.

The church flands eaft of the new hall, and has,
in the church-yard, grave-ftones, to John Norris,
efq. who died Jan. 5, 1777, aged 43; and one to
Elizabeth Norris, his firft wife, daughter of John



Playters. cfq. of Yelverton, who died December i t
1769, aged 28 years.

WORSTEAD, or WORSTEDE, wrote in Doomf-
day-book Wredeftoda. In the reign of Edward the
ConfeiTor the lordfhip of this town belonged to the
abbot of St. Bennet of Holme, with land, &c. valued
at 6os. and at the furvey at 4!. There were two
churches, with twcntv-cight acres, valued therein,
and was for the provifion of the monks.

At the furvey, Robert, an officer of the crofs-
bow-mcn, held it of the abbot; it was one leuca
long, half a leuca and a perch broad, and paid i Sd.
gelt. St. Bennet's abbey held alfo in the (aid town,
in king Edward's time, lands, &c. valued at 405.

Odo, fon of Robert the crofs-bow-man, alTumed,
according to the cuflom of that age, the name of.
Wurfled, or Worftead, from this, his town and
lordfliip ; he held it of the abbot, by one knight's fee,
being the gift of king Canute to the abbey, on his
foundation of it in 1037. This Odo, and Robert,
his fon, gave lands to the abbey, and the mill at

Nicholas dc Worftead gave to the abbot all his
lands here, by deed, dated in the sd of Edward 1.

The temporalities of the abbot, in 1428, were $1.
12S. ob. q. This came at the diffolution to the ice
of Norwich ; and in the gd and 4th of Philip and
Mary was farmed of the bifhop, at 415. 3d. per ami.
by Bertram Themilthorpe.

The prior of Pcntncy had a lordQiip, granted to
that houfe by John de Worftead, containing a mcf-



fuage, a carucate of land, a mill, 505. rent, ten
acres of wood, with the whole pond of Worflcad,
and Crowbeck, and the whole alder-carr, re-granted
by Simon the prior, to John, for life.

In the year 1328 the temporalities of this priory
were valued at 81. IDS. 4d. On the diffolution,
May 22, in the 36th of Henry III. it was granted to
John Spencer.

The prior alfo of Hempton had a manor, valued
with a mill, Sec. at 4!. 8s. lid. which on the diffolu-
tion was granted, as above, to John Spencer. Leo-
nard Spencer fold both thefe lordfhips to Robert
Pafton, and Thomas Themilthorpe, with their ap-
purtenances, in Sloley, Weftwick, :c. on June 3,
in the 8th of Elizabeth ; and after they are faid to be
aliened to Utbcr, and fo to Mitfon.

Matthew de Gunton had a manor here, which he
granted to William de Stalham, on his marriage with
Ifabel, his daughter, being 495. gd. rent. This came
to fir Jeffrey Wythe, by his marriage with the daugh-
ter and heirefs of fir William Stalham.

In the gth of Edward II. Nicholas de Salicibus, or
of the Willows, conveyed to Jeffrey Wythe, and
Ifabel, his wife, the fifth part of twenty-eight mef-
fuages, 1 14 acres of land, five of turbary, with 275.
Sd. rent here, in Dilham, and Smalbiugh, fettled on
Ifabel ; and Wynefia, widow of fir Oliver W) the,
releafed to William Dunning, of this town, all her
light of dower in this town, and Weflwick.

After this it came to fir William Calthorpe, by the
marriage of Amy, daughter and heirefs of fir John
Wythe, and was fold by Edward Calthorpe, cfq. of



Kirby-Cane, December 8, in the 21 ft of Henry VIII.
to Leonard Spencer, of Blofield, gent, {or 40!. in
hand paid, and forty marks more on full aflurancc
being made.

Erpingham, and Gaines's manor, in Irftead, held
by John Grofs, e(q. at his death, in 1408, which
he left to his widow, Margaret, extended into this
town. John Scarburgh, gent, had a precipt to deli-
ver it to Miles Bayfpoole, gent, in the ill of
James I.

Before this, in the lyth of Elizabeth. William
Chytham conveyed it to William Tymberley. The
Grofi s were early enfeofFed of a lordihip ur.ricr ihc
abbot of Holme. Reginald le Grofs was lord in the
reign of Henry III. and had a charter for a weekly-
market on Friday.

Sir Oliver de Ingham held here, and in Ingham, a
knight's fee of Robert dc Tatefhale. in the i ft, of
Edward I. This came afterwards by the heirefs of
Ingham to the Stapletons; and in the ?d of Richard
II. fir Roger Bois, &c. trufkes, aliened to the prior of
the Holy Trinity of Ingham, a meffuage, with eighty-
four acres of land, three of meadow, one of paflure,
in W r orftcad, and Scottow, by licence.

Thomas Moore, Sec. aliened to the faid convent,
in the ibth of that king, eight mefluages, 221 acres
of land, twenty-two of meadow, four of moor, and
the rent of us. i id. per ann. in this town, Ingham,
Walnut, &c. held of die honor of Eye.

In he ^, H v 1 V. the prior's manor, late fir
Oliver de high.: : i. \va- held of fir Conftaminc
Clifton, of the -Omony oi Tatcfhale.



The prior of Broomholmc had alfo a lordfbirx la-
the ^d of Henry IV. the heirs of William Smalbuicji
held here, and in Barton, &c. half a fee of the prior,
with William Syvvardby, and they of the earl of Suf-
folk, as part of the honor of Eye, in 1428. The
temporalitias of this monaftery were then 1 045. sd. ob.

After the diffolution, on May 26, in the 6th year
of Edward VI. it was granted to Henry Grey, duke
of Suffolk.

William Gillet had a meffuage, a garden, 100
acres of land, fix of meadow, twenty of pafture, and
two of wood, called Fenn's, and Skitt's, in the 2d
of Elizabeth. John Kempt aliened it Sept. 1, in the
7th of James I. to Edmund Themihhorpe.

Thomas Seive, of Worftead, had land here, by
the marriage of Margaret, one of the daughters of fir
James de Ilketefhale, knt. of Suilolk, in the reign of
Henry VI. She dying about the goth of that king,
left three daughters and coheireffes ; Cecilia, the el-
defl, married John Ovy, who died in 1472.

Mr. Parkin fays, "The town is feated in a flat
country, and has a weekly market ,on Saturday," but
this we aver to befalfe.

Worflead fluffs are faid to have taken that name
from their being firfl manufactured here. We find
them mentioned in the 2d year of Edward III. and
the weavers and workers were then by parliament en-
joined to work them up to a better aifize than they
had done; and an enquiry was to be made after the
behaviour of Robert P , . the iilnager for thefe


T U N S T E A D. 113

Many ptivilegcs were after granted to the workers
of them, in the ill of Richard II. &c. and the mer-
chants came into England, as appears in the 37th of
Edward III. to purchafe them.

The church is dedicated to St. Mary, has a nave,
two ailes, a chancel, covered with lead, a fquarc
tower, with fix bells, and was a rectory in the patron-
age of the family of de Worftcad.

Sir Robert de Worftcad gave by deed, without
date, to the priory of Norwich, the patronage of this
church, about the beginning of the reign of Henry III.
and by another deed he gave to them the chapel of
St. Andrew, in this town, which was confirmed by
Pandulf, bifliop of Norwich. He alfo gave them
lands, with certain villains ; the abbot of Holme alfo
confirmed it.

Sir Reginald le Grofs quit-claimed all his right in
the aforefaid church and chapel to Simon the pri^r,
and the convent of Norwich.

Thomas de Blundcvile, bifliop of Norwich, alfo
confirmed to them the faid church, to take place on
the deceafe of John and Adam dc Wurcheftede, or
Worflead, who held it in 1226; and in 1256, Au-
guft 8, a vicarage was fettled on the appropriation,
of the faid church to the monks of Norwich, when
a manfe, or houfe, was given to the vicar, with an
acre of land, by the chapel of St. Andrew, with all
the altarage of the church, (except the tithes of the
mi Is) and the rents of aflizc belonging to the faid
chapel, and the oblations thereof ; but if the obla-
tions and profits of the faid chapel exceeded five
marks, the remainder was to go to the prior and con-
H vent,


vent, and die vicar was to repair the faid chapel, and
to find all ornaments, 8cc.

The vicar was alfo to have tithe of flax, hemp, and
all other fmall tunes ; it was appropriated to the
prior's table, and to the cellarer of the priory ; but
after this, in the firfl of April following, it was ap-
propriated entirely to the prior's table, and the
church of Hemlington, in WaKham hundred, ap-
propriated to him inflead of this.

In the reign of Edward I. there belonged to the ap-
propriated rcclory a houfe, with twenty-feven acres
and a rood of land, and the church was valued at
twenty-five maiks, the vicarage at 5!. and the por-
tion of Cerbrooke preceptory was 35. The prior had
alfo a manor, Edward 1. in his 35th year, granting
him free-warren.

In the 2d of Richard IT. the chancel of this church
was new built, ; the prior granted thirteen oaks out
of Plumftcad wood, and timber alfo out of St. Leo-
nard's wood; and the cxpences in money were 24!.
45. 4d.

On the diffolution of the priory the manor be-
longing to it, with the reclory, and the patronage of
the vicarage, were granted to the dean and chapter
of Norwich; and the vicarage is valued at lol. per

In 16.03 the vicar returned 296 communicants;
and in 1762 the Rev. Ephraim Megoc was prefentcd
to this vicarage by the dean and chapter of Norwich.

On a grave-ftone in the chancel,

Hie lapis in pannis Spictr tenet offa Johannis

Qui Quadringentcjimo ptus XL el iii Anno.


T U N S T E A D. 115

Hie jacct Dns. Johs. Top. quo da rcflor, tcclic. de.

Sir Robert Camownrlc, prieft. was buried in 1485
in ihe chapel of St. John, of this church, and will-
ed that all the faid chapel be paved with marble
ftone, and to the grave-ftonc of John Ovy, with
his goods. Richard Watts, buried in St. John Bap-
tifl's chapel, in 1509. Agnes Watts, his widow, bu-
ried in St. Andrew's chapel, in 1529, was bencfac-
trix to the repair of it, and gave meadow land to find
two lamps in the church for ever, if the king's laws
will permit, othenvife to be fold, and to buy cattle for
that purpoje.

In the church were thefe arms : Gules, on a fcfs,
argent, three flowers, azure, between three popinjays,

borne by prior of Norwich. Argent, a crofs,

fable, the priory arms. Calthorpe and Siapleton.

The learned Mr. Henry Wharton, fon of a reclor
here, who prefentcd in 1660, was born in Worflead.

Wo mead had a weekly market on Saturday, now
and many years in difufe, removed, as fomc lay, in
the time of a plague to North Walfham, but never
brought back. It has flill a iair, held annually,

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