East Raynham  Norfolk


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

RAINHAM (East), a parish, with a village, in Walsingham district, Norfolk; on the river Wensum, 3¾ miles S W of Fakenham r. station. Post-town, Brougham, under Brandon. Acres, 1, 635. Real property, £2, 908. Pop., 139. Houses, 31. The property belongs to Marquis Townshend. R. Hall is the Marquis's seat; wasbuilt, in 1630, by Inigo Jones; contains some very valuable paintings; and stands on an eminence, with a charming view. ...

The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of West Rainham, in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £717.* Patron, Marquis Townshend. The church was restored, or rather rebuilt, in 1868. Charities, £6.

East Raynham through time

East Raynham 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 Raynham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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


Date accessed: 26th January 2022

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