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Norfolk: Beighton

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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.

The Poor's Allotment, 9A. 33P., awarded at the enclosure in 1803, is let for £20 a year.

Directory:-

         Barker     Wm.           tailor
         Brundell   Robert        blacksmith
         Carver     James         cattle dealer
         Gillett    Rev. Edward   curate
         Goff       Jas.          wheelwright
         Howard     James         shopkeeper
         Miles      Wm.           vict., Lord Nelson
         Walker     Mrs. Mary
         Wells      Mrs. Maria    Lincoln Hall
 
            farmers
 
         Fowler     Wm.
         Howard     Robert
         Slipper    John
         Willgress  John
 

See also the Beighton parish page.

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January 2002