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Francis White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1854, p. 624

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, December 2000]

BEECHAMWELL, a small village, 5 miles W.S.W. of Swaffham, has in its parish 54 houses, 310 souls, and 4,100 acres of land, of which 1,000 forms a rabbit warren, adjoining the Saxon foss. The trustees of the late ——— Fielden, Esq., are owners of the soil, lords of the manor and patrons of St. Mary's rectory. Here are two CHURCHES, but that dedicated to All Saints is in ruins; and the rectory, valued in the King's book at £6 13s. 4d., is consolidated with Shingham, in the gift of the Crown. Here was likewise a church, dedicated to St. John, but it was taken down many years ago, and its benefice consolidated with St. Mary's, a small edifice covered with thatch. A south aisle was added in 1832, and the whole was re-pewed in 1835. The rectories of St. Mary and St. John, valued in the King's book at £9 13s. 4d., and in 1831 at £191, are in the incumbency of the Rev. Geo. Hogge, B.A., who has a good rectory-house, built in 1845. A school was erected by the late Jno. Motteaux, in 1835, who left £100 three per cent. consols, for a distribution of bread to the poor, who have also 7s. 6d. from land, given by an unknown donor. The school was united to the National Society in 1446. Letters arrive at the Cowper's Arms at 8.30 a.m., and are despatched at 5 p.m.

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