"BELAUGH, in the south-east angle of this hundred, is a small village, picturesquely seated on the summit and sides of an abrupt acclivity, which rises within a semicircular curve of the river Bure, 8½ miles N.E. by N. of Norwich. Its parish contains 164 inhabitants, and 855 acres of rich loamy land, of which 199 are marsh, 647 arable, and seven plantations. Captain Trafford, of Wroxham, owns a great part of the soil, and is lord of the manor. The CHURCH (St. Peter,) has a tower, and was re-pewed and glazed in 1831. The bank on the west side of the churchyard rises nearly perpendicular from the river, and the parsonage-house stands in a romantic situation on the northern acclivity. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6, and in 1831, at £420, with the vicarage of Scottow annexed to it, is in the patronage of the Bishop of Norwich, and incumbency of the Rev. John Lubbock, M.A." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Richard Johns]
See also Bylaugh which is pronounced similiarly.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Ingworth, 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 Peter.
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Belaugh is in South Erpingham Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for South Erpingham Hundred
- Description of South Erpingham Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Belaugh has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Andrews, Daphne; Clarke, Stuart; Fox, Norah
- Belaugh Millennium Review: A record of Belaugh in living memory.
[Belaugh, Mike Egan, 2001]
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