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Norfolk - Beighton

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 245.

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BEIGHTON is a parish and village 10 miles west from Yarmouth, 11 east from Norwich, 3 north-east from Buckenham station, Walsham hundred. Blofield union, Norwich county court district, rural deanery of Blofield and archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The church of All Saints is in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles and square tower wih 1 bell: it was restored in 1847 by the Rev. T. L. Fellowes, then rector, and fitted with open seats, and the chancel window filled with stained glass. The register dates from the year 1602. The living is a rectory, tithes commuted at 420, with residence, in the gift of Robert Fellowes esq. of Shottesham Park, and held since 1878 by the Rev. Henry Cecil Fellowes L.T. The poor's allotment of 9 acres produces about 20 yearly. Robert Fellowes esq. is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are T. N. Burroghes esq. Mr. Daniel Gillett, and the trustees of the late Henry N. Burroughes, and Mr. W. D. Fowler. The soil is mixed; subsoil clay. The chief crops are wheat, oats and barley. The area is 1,016 acres; rateable value, 2,005; and the population in 1881 was 272.



Letters through Norwich arrive at 8 a.m.; dispatched ayt 3.25 p.m. The nearest money order & telegaph office is at Acle

A National school was erected in 1857, by the Rev. T. L. Fellowes, for 76 childrem, average attendance about 60; Miss Susan Whitworth, mistress

Transcription © Copyright E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, August 2007; links updated February 2010.

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