St Helen, Ranworth

RANWORTH, on a small broad, near the river Bure, 10 miles ENE of Norwich, has in its parish 290 souls, about 1800 acres of land, and several broads or lakes, one of which is a large decoy. Panxworth is united with it for the support of the poor. John Kerrison, Esq, owns most of the soil, and is lord of the manor, which was anciently held by the Bigods and the Howards. He resides at the Hall, a neat mansion, with pleasant grounds, and a fine sheet of water. The Church, (St Helen) is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King’s Book at £4, and in 1831 at £312, with that of Upton annexed to it. In 1773 and ’87, it was augmented with £400 of Queen Anne’s Bounty. The Rev John Wm Greaves is incumbent, and the Bishop of Ely is patron, and also appropriator of the rectorial tithes, now leased to J. Kerrison, Esq.
William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

Ranworth Baptisms 1560-1706

Ranworth Burials 1565-1716

Ranworth Marriages 1559-1696

Ranworth Marriages 1699-1765

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