Ashby with Oby
"ASHBY-WITH-OBY, and THURNE, at the north-western angle of West-Flegg hundred, were consolidated as one parish in 1604, and now comprise 220 inhabitants, 1967 acres of land, a number of scattered houses, and the small village of THURNE, or Thirne, on a declivity near the confluence of the rivers Thurne and Bure, 11 miles N.W. of Yarmouth. The Church, dedicated to St. Edmund, stands near this village, and is a rectory valued in the King’s Books at £10. The Bishop of Norwich is the patron, and the Rev. Horatio Bolton, M.A. the incumbent." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1836) - Transcription copyright © Brian Randell]
See also Ashby St Mary.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Flegg, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church was dedicated to St Mary but it was in ruins in the 18th century.
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Ashby with Oby is in West Flegg Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for East Flegg and West Flegg Hundreds
- Description of East Flegg and West Flegg Hundreds
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
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