"FOXLEY, a pleasant village, 4 miles E. of North Elmham, and 5 miles W. of Reepham, has in its parish 293 souls, and 1620 acres of land, nearly all the property of Edwd. Lombe, Esq., except about 300A. belonging to the Earl of Leicester's Beck Hall estate. On the east side of the parish is a wood of 305A. The Church (St. Thomas) has a handsome tower and six bells. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 13s. 4d., has 21A. 1R. 26P. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £410, awarded in 1839, in lieu of tithes. E. Lombe, Esq., the lord of the manor, is patron, and the Rev. Louis Augustus Norgate, B.A., is the incumbent, and has recently erected a commodious Rectory House." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
Foxley is about 9 miles S.E. of Fakenham.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Sparham, 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 Thomas.
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Foxley is in Eynsford Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Eynsford Hundred
- Description of Eynsford Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Foxley has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
- Statement of claims (35): Foxley.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1814.
- Great Britain: Statute
- Foxley Inclosure Act, 1814.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Foxley, in the county of Norfolk: 17th June 1814.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814]
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