Beeston cum Bittering
"BEESTON, or Beeston-next-Mileham, is a large scattered village and parish, 7 miles W. of East Dereham, united with Bittering Parva, for the support of the poor, the two parishes containing 696 souls, 187 houses, and 2,456a. of land, of which only 16 souls and 392a. are in Bittering Parva. The Rev. C. B. Barnwell is patron of the Church and lord of the manor of Beeston, in which the copyholds are subject to a fine of 2s. or a ploughshare, on every death or alienation. Church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a rectory, valued in the King's book at £13, enjoyed by the Rev. Jno. Nelson, M.A., who has a yearly rent of £550, in lieu of tithes. The Free School, founded by the Rev. C. B. Barnwell, in 1806, for twelve poor children, is endowed with £6 a year for the master, and £1 a year to provide bibles." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1854) - Transcription copyright © the late A.J. Carter]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brisley, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Mary.
- Linnell, Charles Lawrence Scruton
- St Mary's Church, Beeston-next-Mileham.
[London, Home Words, 1959]
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Beeston is in Launditch Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Launditch Hundred
- Description of Launditch Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
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