Place:


Narford  Norfolk

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Narford like this:

NARFORD, a parish in Swaffham district, Norfolk; on the river Nar, 1¾ mile E of Narborough r. station, and 4¾ N W of Swaffham. Post-town, Brandon, under Swaffham. Acres, 2, 396. Real property, £1,783. Pop., 128. Houses, 23. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Narford Hall, belongs to the Fountaine family. ...


The Hall was built by Sir Andrew Fountaine, the antiquary, and the friend of Pope; is a handsome edifice, in well-wooded grounds, with a small lake; and contains a fine collection of paintings and articles of vertu. A considerable village once existed in the parish, and was a market-town; but hascompletely disappeared. Roman coins have been found. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Narborough, in the diocese of Norwich. The church is anold building, of different dates; and has a tower. Achapel, dedicated to St. Thomas æ Becket, once stoodon an eminence.

Narford through time

Narford is now part of Breckland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Breckland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Narford itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Narford, in Breckland and Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/3418

Date accessed: 24th March 2017


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