Cranworth  Norfolk


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

CRANWORTH, a parish in Mitford district, Norfolk; on the river Blackwater, 3¼ miles NW of Hingham, and 5½ WSW of Thuxton r. station. Post town, Shipdham, under Thetford. Acres, 1, 126. Real property, £1, 946. Pop., 264. Houses, 60. The property is all in one estate. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Letton, in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £307.* Patron, B. Gurdon, Esq. The church has a tower and spire; contains monuments of the Gurdons; and was recently restored. Charities, £9.

Cranworth through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th January 2022

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