Britannia: or a Geographical description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories thereto belonging.
NORFOLK: BEING Part of the I C E N I, and ancient KINGDOM of the East- Angles.
NORFOLK: BEING Part of the I C E N I, and ancient KINGDOM of the East- Angles.
a County which may not improperly be tearmed an as encircled with for on the East and North it is braced with the which liberally affordeth the on the West it hath the and its branches, which severeth it from the Counties of and and on the North, with the little and the which separate it from
It is a County of a large extent, being from in the East, to in Westwards, above 50 and from in the South, to in the North, about 30; so that its circumference maketh about 240
As to its diversity of it may be comprised under two heads, and yet commonly about the it is of a and fat and not destitute of But the parts from to and so Westwards; as also along the are esteemed affording plenty of and also on the great of are fed, as likewiseabundance of have here their The part (so tearmed) as being better clothed with taketh up the rest of this County, and is chiefly imployed for grasing of yet not without
This County shareth plentifully in all and chiesly in and And on its are taken abundance of which are found very beneficial unto the
The is sharp and piercing, especially near the and in the part; which occasioneth a latter and
The ancient were the and thought to be of them that named some They were at first (as the rest of the ) barbarous; but since the coming in of the they have been esteemed civil. The latter held it by two one at now called and the other at near Upon the entry of the this, with
|the County of fell into the proportion of the and by were formed into a Kingdom, and the succeeding were called but in by and the it was ruinated; and the inhabiting in these parts, built many of the and a great part of the present are risen out of their blood. The present are generally adicted to conrention, and will go to with their Neighbours upon the least occasion; and 'tis observed, that even the will cite the and carry his in his which doth make good work for the at the|
This County is honoured with the Title of a which is at present in the person of his Grace Duke of Earl of and Baron and
On the of this County are many good and the together with the several commodious as the which it liberally sendeth forth, furnisheth them with excellent and are of great use to the in the transporting their from one place to another.
It is generally well by is very populous, and full of and numbring 660 which are the most of any County of and hath the accommodation of 27 divers of which are of good accont. It is also graced with one City, and severed into thirty one the of which do appear in the
The places of chief note in this County are,
a City of great splendor and antiquity; being formerly the seat of the but since which it hath sufficiently withstood the shocks of ill-fortune; for in the dayes of the by and in defending the cause of the Earl against the they were consumed to about 5 or 600 before they yielded: In it was sacked, and spoiled by the Earl of and In , it was ruinated in yielding to the against their Soveraign King In by the disinherited In , the was so raging, that there died from to following (as 'tis reported) 57104 In it was dismantled by the merciless and lastly, this suffered much by one a notorious Rebel, being a person of no better extraction, then an ordinary who pitched his at near adjoyning, and with a rabble of many thousands under his command, committed his outrages against this City, till at the length he was discomfited by the of the City and County; and being taken was hanged on a where he encamped; which to this day is called And notwithstanding all these heavy calamities, it is at this day a fair, large, populous, and well frequented City enjoying a great especially for its and other here made (for the learning of which they are beholding to the which there inhabit) which finds vent not only throughout but also beyond Seas, which brings no small profit to its This City is commodiously seated on the River which severeth it, but is joyned together by several (which after it hath saluted dischargeth it self into the Sea) as also in a pleasant but on an easie ascent. It is about a mile and an half in length, and almost of the like breadth, and is encompassed with a ) except on the side seated on the River) on which are many and
|hath for its entrance twelve and for Divine worship thirty two besides Its chief are the dedicated to the blessed a fair beautified with a lofty which, after many calamities it suffered by was at last repaired; then the the of the of the the and the House of made of and so curiously cemented, that no morter is visibly seen. Here is also an where one hundred poor and are maintained: yet is this City not without several thatched but so neatly wrought that they are no eye-fore to the Spectator; but of late there is an order made, that no either new built or repaired, shall be thatched, but tyled. It may not improperly be called an in a City, or a City in an by reason of the pleasant intermixture of the with so that the populousness of a City, and the pleasure of the Country meet together. This City was first governed by four but by the Fourth in , it was incorporated into a and made a County, whose limits extend to It enjoyeth several large sendeth to hath an and conteineth within its the Counties of and wherein are numbred 1121 of which 385 are and hath four of and|
It is honoured with the Title of an which is at present in the person of the Right Honorable Earl of Its are on and and those of and are very great, affording plenty of and all sorts of together with quantity of
Near unto this City is a large and chiefly inhabited by who have their Habitations on the side of the River on which it is seated.
formerly as apperteining to the of and now called or seated in the Western part of the County, and almost at the influx of the into that part of the Sea called the This is fair, large, and well-built, is an ancient of good antiquity, being by King incorporated; and in the 17. of King in gratulation of their good service against the Outlawed in the of their was enlarged, and several granted unto them, as the election of a and King the Eighth added to their twelve a a and other with the election of This conteineth three and for its defence is encompassed with a and a deep and through its commodiously run two small which are passed over by about fifteen It is well inhabited by and who drive a considerable and the more by reason of its commodious yet is it much eclips't in its to what it had formerly, by reason of the stoppage of a upon the River which doth obstruct the current of so that the is scarce Navigable to Its are on and which are very well provided with and resorted unto, especially that of
Nigh unto this on the other side of the is a little called very subject to inundations, occasioned
|by the overflowing of the tempestuous which rendreth it very moist and but in recompence, is of an exceeding fat and feedeth abundance of and And in this are seated several which are very destitute of fresh water for their household uses, many of them being constrained to get a supply thereof at four miles distance: And of these those of chiefest note are and and all of them are garnished with fair|
about three from seated on the but its hath been these many years filled up with and rendred useless; which hath been the cause of its ruin, and its to be disused, which before were of good account, now having made it self rich by her ruin. Yet is it a electeth and is governed by a and 12 Here is a very ancient of good strength, belonging to the Right Honorable E. of and Earl who is created Baron of from the so called. And here is a very fair for the relief of twenty four poor and a Governess, with large allowance for their maintenance, being the guift of the Ancestors of the said Earl.
or seated on a Navigable for small and amongst rich for here is a kept every fortnight, and is very considerable for fat and much resorted unto by from several Counties to buy them.
scituate on the River at its influx into the where it, with the on the other side, formeth a little of It is a place of great strength, as well by Nature as Art; for although it be almost encircled with (on the West-side with the River, which at low is navigable, (being at least three fathom deep) over which it hath a and from other parts with the unless in the Northpart, where the sirm land is) yet it is begirt with a strong upon which, besides its towards the East (which reguardeth the ) there is cast up a which is well provided with pieces of This is an ancient member of the is esteemed the of this is large, and its well built, yet hath it but one (but very fair, being beautified with a lofty and so large, that it serveth for two ) In the time of K. the Third it was made a under two enjoying several as sending to It maintaineth a against the at the yearly expence of about 2 or 3000 l. yet hath it no possessions, as most other have; but is a place well inhabited, and greatly resorted unto by and the more as being the and ready passage to for the and other Also its which is on is very great, affording plenty of and all necessaries for and is a place of a considerable especially for taken in the here adjacent in this place being esteemed the most considerable for in all which draweth hither great resort of people to buy them, which is no small advantage to its and in the there is as great a for
a of great antiquity, being said to be built out of the ruins of the ancient City which by the merciless was destroyed. It is at present a large having the election of with the enjoyment of other but not very well especially to what it was; (yet here is kept the for the County.) For in the time of King the there was accounted in it nine hundred forty seven
|and in the time of the 720 and the chief was called a by which it may be concluded to be a of the and besides other Tokens of Antiquity, it hath a great high raited, and fenced with a double which formerly was further strengthened with This is seated on the little over which it hath a which leadeth to It is now of chief note for its Company of And its which is on is well provided with and other|
seated on a and hath a good on chiefly for and
scituate on a Flat, once strengthned with a which is now demolished; and hath a small on
hath a late erected on and every Fortnight this is well furnished with fat and which brings a good advantage to the
seated on the and on the side of a a pretty well known which is on for and
seated on a Common, a pretty considerable and hath a small on
a of some antiquity; also seated on the over which it hath a It is a long dirty yet hath it a good on for and other
seated in a dirty bottom, famous for the Earls of there enterr'd, some of which here erected a which afterwards was advanced to an and upon the thereof, (which is of a great eminency) one of the of the Rebels in , was hanged up. This hath an indifferent good on for and other but chiefly for and which are here made, and sold in great abundance, most of the both and making the same, by which they gain their lively hoods.
well seated, a considerable large having many lets belonging to it; and its which is on is very well served with and aboundeth in
Not far from is a called which was raised out of the ruins of the ancient and once flourishing City (for a small one) of
seated in a Flat, and in the high a long and full of whose which is on is indifferent good.
seated on a a large and well-built full of and who drive a good And its which is on is very well furnished with and all other being esteemed one of the chiefest in the County.
seated low, and on the over which it hath a A on which is well served with
scituate not far from the on a small inlet thereof; hath a very considerable on
Nigh unto is seated of note for being the place where the brought these East to the and erected a Church for
seated not far from the hath a good on
Nigh unto this is a small Country raised out of
|the ruins of the ancient Town seated on the a place of good account in the time of the who had here their|
not far from the in former time much renowned for its of and as much frequented by to pay their Devotions to our the Virgin at the where there are two of continual springing called the which at present are had in small esteem amongst the It was formerly a place of note for its good and hath a every which is indifferently well provided with
In this Parish was not long since found by a cultivating his ground, about 100 pots of all within the compass of three roods of ground, supposed to be the Urns of the
seated on a a good on
a well frequented on
seated on an arm of the where it sendeth forth two Riversor streams, though of no long tract, so that it is on three sides encompassed with once a but now discontinued.
Not far from this is so called from a small near adjoyning.
a Maritime which is well frequented, especially by and and hath a small on this is much decayed, and eaten up by the there being formerly two one of which, with several of its lyeth buried in the
seated in a hath a on here are two fair now standing in one said to be built by two
scituate on a River, a poor chiefly inhabited by both and yet its which is on is well frequented.
not far from a on which is well frequented.
seated in a Flat, of note for its here first made; It hath a small on
not far from the in a level, a fine on being well provided with and other
also seated not far from the and in a Marsh-ground; hath a very inconsiderable
Not far from this is the ancient decayed Abbey of St. in the built by the which was after wards by the so strengthened with and that it might be esteemed rather a then a and had not a treacherous Monk betrayed it, the could not easily have gained it by assault; and to requite this his good service, he was afterwards hanged, (a fit reward for so base a service.) And the Bishop of still reteins the title of
seated in a Common, a stragling which had formerly a but by reason of the great fire about thirty years since, the is disused.
Remarkable places to along the Coast of this County, are the in the Western part; then in the North; and or in the East, which is very coldly seated.
 Its bounds and extent.
 Its Soil.
 Its Commoditics.
 The Air.
 Its ancient people.
 Norfolk dignified with a Dukedom.
 Its Rivers.
 Its populousness, Parishes and division of Hundreds.
 New Buckenham.
 Brancaster, old Brannodunum.
 St. Bennets Abbey.
 Places of note to Seamen.