Horstead  Norfolk


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

HORSTEAD, a village and a parish in St. Faith district, Norfolk. The village stands on the river Bure, ½ a mile W of Coltishall, and 6 NNE of Norwich r. station; and took its name, which is a corruption of "Hursted" or wood place, from the former abundance of wood about it.—The parish includes the quondam parish of Stanninghall, and bears the name of Horstead-with-Stanninghall. ...

Post town, Coltishall, under Norwich. Acres, 2, 733. Real property, £4, 181. Pop., 608. Houses, 121. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Dr. Thomas Blake. Horstead Hall, a mansion of 1835, in the Tudor style, is a seat of Lord Suffield. An ancient priory was here, a cell to Trinity abbey at Caen, in Normandy; and was given to King's College, Cambridge. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich.. Value, £580.* Patron, King's College, Cambridge. The church is ancient, but very good; has a square tower; and contains an ancient font, and monuments of the Hornsells, the Wards, and the Townshends. Charities, £11.

Horstead through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 30th May 2024

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