Place:Witton, Norfolk, England

Alt namesWitton (near Blofield)source: GENUKI
Witton (near Brundall)source: FamilySearch Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.6295°N 1.412°E
Located inNorfolk, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoBlofield Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Blofield Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Postwick, Norfolk, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1935

NOTE: There is another place named Witton (near North Walsham) on the northeast coast of Norfolk.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Witton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"WITTON, a parish in Blofield [registration] district, Norfolk; 1¼ mile N of Brundall [railway] station, and 5 E of Norwich. It has a post-office under Norwich. Acres: 587. Real property: £1,361. Population: 144. Houses: 27. [Witton] Hall belongs to E. W. Trafford, Esq., and [Witton] House , to Miss Penrice. The living is a rectory, united with Brundall, in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £500. Patron: the Rev. J. S. Green. The church's chancel was recently rebuilt, and the rest restored."

Witton lies east of Norwich and 1.75 miles (2.8 km) to the north-east of the parish and village of Postwick. In 1935 Witton was abolished as a civil parish and absorbed into Postwick. At some later date the parish was renamed Postwick with Witton.

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