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Norfolk: West Beckham

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

[Transcription copyright © Richard Johns]

BECKHAM, (WEST) is a small parish, 4 miles E. of Holt, containing 179 souls, and 785 acres of land, belonging to several owners, but Wm. Repton, Esq., is lord of the manor.

The Church (All Saints,) is a perpetual curacy, augmented from 1790 to 1815, with £600 of Queen Anne's Bounty, partly laid out in 13 acres of land. It was valued in 1831 at £61, and is enjoyed by the Rev. John Spurrell. The Dean and Chapter of Norwich are patrons, and also appropriators of the tithes, now held on lease by Mr. S. Sayers, and commuted in 1839 for £210 per annum.

The Poor's land, 2A.3R.21P., is let for £2. 2s. a year.

DIRECTORY:

	Akers    Susan      farmer
	Barker   Mary       shopkeeper
	Breese   John       wheelwright
	Bumfrey  James      vict., Fighting Cocks
	Doughty  Robert     wheelwright
	Emery    Benj.      farmer
	Fuller   Cook       farmer
	Matsell  John King  farmer
	Ransome  Henry      blacksmith
	Sayers   Samuel     auctioneer, brewer, and maltster
	Spurrell Rev. John  incumbent

See also the West Beckham parish page.

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