Norfolk: Clippesby


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

CLIPPESBY parish, 9 miles N.W. of Yarmouth, has only a few scattered houses, 123 inhabitants, and 870A. 1R. 38P. of land, mostly belonging to Henry Muskett, Esq., of Clippesby House, a handsome modern mansion of white brick, with stone quoins and pilasters, pleasantly seated at the head of a fine lawn, sheltered on the north by thriving plantations.

The Church (St. Peter) has a raised altar tomb to the memory of John Chippesbye [sic] and his wife, whose effigies are beautifully portrayed in brass.

The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 13s. 4d., and in 1831, at £250. The tithes were commuted, in 1839, for £244. 19s. 4d. The glebe is 3A. 1R. 9P., and the Rev. Wm. Colby is the incumbent.

H. Muskett, Esq., is the patron, and also lord of the manor; and the other principal residents are, George and James Barwood, butchers; Denny Palmer, blacksmith; Wm. Garret, farmer, South House; and Azariah Waters, Old Hall.

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March 2004