In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described East Ruston like this:
RUSTON (East), a parish, with a scattered village, in Tunstead district, Norfolk; 5½ miles E by S of North Walsham r. station. Post-town, Stalham, under Norwich. Acres, 2, 494. Real property, £5,041. Pop., 757. Houses, 171. There is a commonage of 300 acresfor pasture and fuel. The living is a vicarage, annexed to Redlington, in the diocese of Norwich. The church is ancient. There is a national school. Porson, thecelebrated Greek scholar, was a native.
East Ruston is now part of North Norfolk district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Norfolk has changed over two centuries. For statistics about East Ruston itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of East Ruston in North Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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