"BIXLEY parish, 2½ miles S.S.W. of Norwich, has 110 inhabitants, and 639 acres of land, of which 160 acres belong to the Corporation of Norwich, and nearly all the rest to the Earl of Rosebery, the lord of the manor. Bixley Hall, a handsome mansion, with three fronts, is now occupied by Wm. Martin, Esq. The Church (St. Wandragesilius the Abbot,) is a small antique fabric, with a low tower. It was built by Wm. de Dunwich, in 1272, and has several monuments to the Ward family. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £5, and in 1831 at £608, with that of Framlingham-Earl annexed to it, in the incumbency of the Rev. John Bowman, of Norwich, and patronage of J. Brereton, Esquire." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Claire Reeve]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brooke, 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 St Wandragesilius the Abbot.
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Bixley is in Henstead Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Henstead Hundred
- Description of Henstead Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Bixley 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 TG258049 (Lat/Lon: 52.594955, 1.332454), Bixley which are provided by:
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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.