Beeston Regis


"BEESTON REGIS, or Beeston-next-the-Sea, 3 miles W. by N. of Cromer, has in its parish 265 souls, and about 850 acres of land, belonging chiefly to the Rev. Cremer Cremer, of the Hall, and Samuel Hoare, Esq., of London, who owns the Abbey farm, but the manorial rights, and the patronage of the Church (All Saints,) belong to the Queen's Duchy of Lancaster. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £16, and in 1831 at £138, has 4½A. of glebe, and is enjoyed by the Rev. C. Cremer. At the entrance to a picturesque dale, are the ruins of Beeston Priory, (St. Mary,) founded in the reign of John, by Lady Margery de Cressey, for Austin canons, and granted at the dissolution to Sir E. Windham and others. It was then valued at £43. 2s. 4d." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


See also Beeston-cum-Bittering (or Beeston next Mileham), Beeston St Andrew and Beeston St Lawrence.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Repps, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.

Church History

Linnell, Charles Lawrence Scruton
All Saints' Church, Beeston Regis, Norfolk: a history.

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Beeston Regis was in Erpingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

Childs, Alan
Sheringham and Beeston: a portrait in old photographs and picture postcards.
[ISBN 1857700376, Seaford, S.B. Publications, 1992]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Beeston Regis is in North Erpingham Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for North Erpingham Hundred
Description of North Erpingham Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Beeston Regis has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



Errol, A. Campbell
A history of the Parishes of Sheringham and Beeston Regis, in the county of Norfolk.
[ISBN 0950127000, Sheringham, 1970]


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG176430 (Lat/Lon: 52.940104, 1.236987), Beeston Regis which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law