Scarning  Norfolk


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

SCARNING, a parish, with a village, in Mitford district, Norfolk; on the East Anglian railway, near Wendling r. station, and 2½ miles W by S of East Dereham. Post-town, Dereham. Acres, 3, 470. Real property, £6, 274. Pop., 693. Houses, 147. The manor-house isoccupied by a farmer; and the Grange is a chief residence. ...

The living is a rectory and a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £496.* Patron, the Rev. H. Lombe. The church is of the 15th century; and consists of nave, aisles, chancel, and chantry-chapel, with a fine porch and a massive tower. There are an endowed school with £210a year, and charities £15. S C A R R I N G T O N, a parish, with a village, in Bingham district, Notts; 1¼ mile N N W of Aslockton r. station, and 2½ N E by E of Bingham. Post-town, Bingham, under Nottingham. Acres, 910. Real property, £1, 957. Pop., 231. Houses, 46. The manor belongs to T. Watson, Esq. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to Orston, in the diocese of Lincoln. The church is ancient but good. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Scarning through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th August 2022

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