File EVL 4, 445X6 - 38a. 3r. 39p. abutting on the River Yare, with rights of ownership of riverbed and fishing rights.

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EVL 4, 445X6


38a. 3r. 39p. abutting on the River Yare, with rights of ownership of riverbed and fishing rights.


  • 1919 (Creation)

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24 Sep 1861-5 Apr 1952. Born at Bylaugh Park, Melton Hall.

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Born at Sprowston Hall, Norfolk in 1886. Son of John Gurney who was mayor in 1886. Brother Nigel. Wife Anne Agatha, daughter of John Lee Warner. Three sons and four daughters. Educated at Eton and New College, Oxford. Got a degree in Zoology, and a scholarship to the Zoological Institute at Naples. He supported his father's idea to turn Norwich Castle into a museum. He repaired Lazar House, Norwich, and following his purchase of Walsingham estate, he repaired Little Walsingham spire, and Great Walsingham Church. A keen naturalist, he built a freshwater laboratory at Sutton, Norfolk. With S.H. Long and others he purchased Cley Marshes in 1926, eventually leading to the formation of the Norfolk Naturalists Trust. Involved in establishing the Norfolk Agricultural Station at Sprowston. He endowed a chair in Forestry at Cambridge University, and endowed the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital with an Electro Therapeutic Department. Elected to the Norfolk County Council in 1907. Alderman, and magistrate at Norwich and Walsingham. Knighted in St Andrew's Hall, Norwich in 1911.

He was the son of John Gurney and Isabel Charlotte Blake-Humfrey. He married Anne Agatha Lee-Warner, daughter of John Lee-Warner and Blanch Hall-Dare, in 1905 at Norwich. Held office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) and lived at Walsingham Abbey, and Sprowston Hall. John and Jocelyn Gurney were his sons and heirs.

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Conveyance by Sir Eustace Gurney to Major Edward Henry Evans Lombe, including plan, 1919. With abstract of title and sale particulars, including plan.

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Created 20/07/2004 by Droip. Modified 10/10/2019 by Catherine.Collins.


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