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Norfolk - Beeston

Francis White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1854, p. 784

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

BEESTON, or Beeston-next-Mileham, is a large scattered village and parish, 7 miles W. of East Dereham, united with Bittering Parva, for the support of the poor, the two parishes containing 696 souls, 187 houses, and 2,456a. of land, of which only 16 souls and 392a. are in Bittering Parva. The Rev. C. B. Barnwell is patron of the Church and lord of the manor of Beeston, in which the copyholds are subject to a fine of 2s. or a ploughshare, on every death or alienation. The Church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a rectory, valued in the King's book at £13, enjoyed by the Rev. Jno. Nelson, M.A., who has a yearly rent of £550, in lieu of tithes. The Free School, founded by the Rev. C. B. Barnwell, in 1806, for twelve poor children, is endowed with £6 a year for the master, and £1 a year to provide bibles. The poor have 36s. left by Thos. Gooch ; £2 by Wm. Allee ; £2 8s. by Jno. Halcot ; £6 by Thos. and Mary Huke ; and 20s. paid by the rector for a plantation enclosed from the waste. They have also 2½a. of land, and a cottage let for £4 a year. The Fuel allotment, 20a., is let for £49 10s.


Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, December 2000; links updated June 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
Launditch Hundred
Mitford & Launditch union
Kelly's 1883
Beeston-next-Mileham postmill [Jonathan Neville]
With Giants around Swaffham (Introduction to the churches of Beeston-next-Mileham, Little Dunham, Necton and Wellingham) [Simon Knott]
Beeston with Bittering Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Beeston [GENUKI-NFK]
Paddy's Home Page
Village Index