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Norfolk: Beighton

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

BEIGHTON, on a gentle eminence, 2½ miles S. by W. of Acle, and 10 miles W. of Yarmouth, has in its parish 288 souls, and 1016 acres of land, belonging to Magdalen College, Oxford, the Rev. J. Burroughes, Cyrus Gillett, W. Fowler, Mrs. Walker, and a few smaller owners; but Robert Fellowes, Esq., is lord of the manor and patron of the Church, (All Saints,) which is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £13, and now enjoyed by the Rev. Thomas Lyon Fellowes, A.B., of Lingwood. It has 9A. 2R. 18P. of glebe, and the tithes have been commuted for £420 per annum.

The Poor's Allotment, 9A. 33P., awarded at the enclosure in 1803, is let for £20 a year.

Directory:-

	Barker     Wm.           tailor
	Brundell   Robert        blacksmith
	Carver     James         cattle dealer
	Gillett    Rev. Edward   curate
	Goff       Jas.          wheelwright
	Howard     James         shopkeeper
	Miles      Wm.           vict., Lord Nelson
	Walker     Mrs. Mary
	Wells      Mrs. Maria    Lincoln Hall

	   farmers

	Fowler     Wm.
	Howard     Robert
	Slipper    John
	Willgress  John

See also the Beighton parish page.

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January 2002