Norfolk: West Beckham


William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

[Transcription copyright © Richard Johns]

BECKHAM, (WEST) is a small parish, 4 miles E. of Holt, containing 179 souls, and 785 acres of land, belonging to several owners, but Wm. Repton, Esq., is lord of the manor.

The Church (All Saints,) is a perpetual curacy, augmented from 1790 to 1815, with £600 of Queen Anne's Bounty, partly laid out in 13 acres of land. It was valued in 1831 at £61, and is enjoyed by the Rev. John Spurrell. The Dean and Chapter of Norwich are patrons, and also appropriators of the tithes, now held on lease by Mr. S. Sayers, and commuted in 1839 for £210 per annum.

The Poor's land, 2A.3R.21P., is let for £2. 2s. a year.


         Akers    Susan      farmer
         Barker   Mary       shopkeeper
         Breese   John       wheelwright
         Bumfrey  James      vict., Fighting Cocks
         Doughty  Robert     wheelwright
         Emery    Benj.      farmer
         Fuller   Cook       farmer
         Matsell  John King  farmer
         Ransome  Henry      blacksmith
         Sayers   Samuel     auctioneer, brewer, and maltster
         Spurrell Rev. John  incumbent

See also the West Beckham parish page.

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