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Norfolk: Billingford near Diss

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

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

BILLINGFORD, alias PYRLESTON, on the north side of the vale of the Waveney, 4 miles E. of Diss, has in its parish 219 souls, and about 1000 acres of land, mostly belonging to Geo. St. Vincent Wilson, Esq., lord of the manor and patron of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £9, and now enjoyed by the Rev. Augustus Cooper, B.A., of Syleham. The glebe is 20A. 2R. 13P., and the tithes were commuted in 1842, for £296. 10s. per annum. The Church (St. Leonard,) had formerly a square tower.

Here was a hospital, with 13 beds for travellers, founded by Wm. Beck, in the reign of Henry III. Martha Brighton died here in 1844, aged 101 years. Major Loftus has a farm of 80A. in this parish.

The poor have £2 a year out of the Hall farm, left by an unknown donor; and 5s. a year left by the Rev. John Bryers, in 1717, out of a cottage.


	Balls      James            blacksmith
	Bacon      Clement          miller
	Bartram    Robt.            beer seller
	Catling    Simon            tailor
	Cobb       Geo.             vict. Horse Shoes
	Cousens    Mr. Samuel
	Ellis      Wm.              shoemaker
	Haynes     Lionel           grocer and wheelwrgt.
	King       Geo.             shoemaker
	Ralph      Richard          maltster


	Bales      Robt.
	Bartram    Saml. and Jas.
	Blomfield  J., Executors of
	Cracknell  J.
	Drake      Francis and James
	Goddard    Robert

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See also the Billingford near Diss parish page.

Copyright © Pat Newby.
November 2005