Norfolk: Boughton


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

BOUGHTON, a small scattered village, 1½ mile N. of Stoke Ferry, and 6 miles E. by S. of Downham, has in its parish 209 souls, and 1,322A. 2R. 17P. of land, belonging to Sir H.R.P. Bedingfeld, Bart., the lord of the manor, except 30A. of glebe, and about 200A. belonging to Mr. Roper.

The CHURCH, (All Saints,) has a square tower and three bells. The chancel was rebuilt 40 years ago. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10, and now having a yearly rent of £418 in lieu of tithes. Sir W.J.H.B. Ffolkes is patron, and the Rev. George Hunt, incumbent.

At the enclosure, land was allotted to the poor for fuel.


         Drosier  Rev. Thos., B.A. curate
         Smith    Saml.            vict., Bell
         Cooper   David            shoemaker
         Deady    Geo.             shopkeeper
         Harpley  Danl.            gamekeeper
         Roper    William
         Steward  Edward, Simeon
                    and Wm.

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May 2002