BEETLEY, a small pleasant village and parish, 3 miles N. by W. of East Dereham, has 99 houses, 422 souls, and 2,000 acres of land, chiefly the property of Chas. Lombe, Esq., Lord Sondes, Rev. Robert Hankinson, Mr. Wm. Clarke, and Mr. Jno. Francis ; the former is lord of the manor. The decayed parish of Bittering Magna was divided many years ago between Beetley and Gressenhall. The Church, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalen, is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's book at £9 7s. 11d., in the patronage of Jno. Collison, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Hy. Collison, who has a yearly rent of £500, awarded in lieu of tithes. The poor have £1 12s. a year, left by Richd. Farrar ; and £2 3s. 4d. for distributions of bread, left by one Warner. The Fuel allotment is 20a.
Richard Coe, vict. Punch Bowl ;
Robt. Day and
Wm. Topler, blacksmiths ;
Willm. Gage, beerhouse ;
Robt. Harman, nurseryman ;
Soames Green, High House ;
Jno. Rix, and
My. Wells and Son (Wm.) Old Hall ; farmers.