"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." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Flegg, 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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Clippesby is in West Flegg Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for East Flegg and West Flegg Hundreds
- Description of East Flegg and West Flegg Hundreds
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Clippesby 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 TG429146 (Lat/Lon: 52.674821, 1.591899), Clippesby 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.