Norfolk: Billockby


William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1864

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BILLOCKBY, 8½ miles N.W. of Yarmouth, is a small parish, with only 46 inhabitants, and about 380 acres of land, belonging to Robert Joy, Esq., and Miss Brown, the former of whom is lord of the manor.

The Church (All Saints) is in ruins, except the chancel. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £2. 8s. 9d., was augmented in 1780 and 1792, with £400 of Queen Anne's Bounty. The Rev. Charles John Lucas, M.A., of Burgh, is patron and incumbent. The tithes have been commuted for £147. 10s. per annum.

The Poor's Allotment, 4A. 1R. 30P., was awarded at the enclosure in 1804, and is now let for £9 per annum.

The principal inhabitants are

         Gown     Robert   farmer
         Manship  George   farmer
         Steward  James    farm bailiff

POST from Norwich, via Burgh.

See also the Billockby parish page.

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July 2006