"EGMERE parish, 3 miles W. of Walsingham, has only 54 inhabitants, and about 1,200 acres of land, nearly all occupied by Thos. Denny, and belonging to the Earl of Leicester, the lord of the manor, and patron of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8, and in 1831 at £180, with the vicarage of Holkham annexed to it, in the incumbency of the Rev. John Ackroyd, M.A. Egmere CHURCH (St. Edmund,) has been long in ruins, and was first desecrated by Sir Nicholas Bacon, who turned it into a barn. Only part of the tower now remains." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
Egmere is about 5 miles north north west of Fakenham.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Walsingham, 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 Edmund.
- Church of St Edmund
- Sketch of the ruined tower.
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Egmere is in North Greenhoe Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for North Greenhoe Hundred
- Description of North Greenhoe Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
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