"BEIGHTON, on a gentle eminence, 2½ miles S. by W. of Acle, and 10 miles W. of Yarmouth, has in its parish 288 souls, and 1016 acres of land, belonging to Magdalen College, Oxford, the Rev. J. Burroughes, Cyrus Gillett, W. Fowler, Mrs. Walker, and a few smaller owners; but Robert Fellowes, Esq., is lord of the manor and patron of the Church, (All Saints,) which is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £13, and now enjoyed by the Rev. Thomas Lyon Fellowes, A.B., of Lingwood. It has 9A. 2R. 18P. of glebe, and the tithes have been commuted for £420 per annum." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
Beighton is about 10 miles E. of Norwich.
See also Boughton.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Blofield, 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 All Saints.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Beighton to another place.
Beighton is in Walsham Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Walsham Hundred
- Description of Walsham Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Beighton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG381077 (Lat/Lon: 52.615192, 1.515941), Beighton which are provided by:
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- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
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These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.