"WESTACRE is an ancient village, lying in a secluded dell on the north side of the river Nar, 4½ miles N.W. by N. of Swaffham, comprehending in its parish 490 inhabitants, and 3,338 acres of land, mostly of a sandy soil, and all belonging to Anthony Hamond, Esq., the lord of the manor, impropriator, and patron of the CHURCH, (All Saints,) which is a curacy, now enjoyed by the Rev. Geo. Hanbury, of Swaffham, and valued at only £31 per annum. Near the church are the ruins of the celebrated PRIORY, founded for monks of the Clugniac order, about the year 1200, by Ralph de Tony, who endowed it with his manor of Westacre." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Lynn Norfolk, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
- The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
There was also an Augustinian Priory.
- Church of All Saints
- Description and pictures.
- Church of All Saints
- Description, services, minister, address, etc.
- Fairweather, F.H.
- The Priory of St Mary and All Saints, Westacre, and excavations upon its site.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.23, 1929]
- Vincent, Nicholas
- The Foundation of Westacre Priory.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.41, 1993]
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West Acre is in Freebridge Lynn hundred.
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