This section is from the book "British Dogs: Their Varieties, History, Characteristics, Breeding, Management, And Exhibition", by Hugh Dalziel. Also available from Amazon: British Dogs.
The specimens I have seen at Eastern Counties shows, and represented to be pure Norfolk, were free from tan markings.
They are stated to be very staunch dogs, and, from their height and strength, useful in high turnips and other cover, in beating which a smaller and weaker dog would be lost sight of and soon tire.
Except that they are considerably higher on the leg, the ears long and lobular, deeply fringed with soft hair, the description of the modern spaniel applies to them also.