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Norfolk: Bixley

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

[Transcription copyright © Claire Reeve]

BIXLEY parish, 2½ miles S.S.W. of Norwich, has 110 inhabitants, and 639 acres of land, of which 160 acres belong to the Corporation of Norwich, and nearly all the rest to the Earl of Rosebery, the lord of the manor. Bixley Hall, a handsome mansion, with three fronts, is now occupied by Wm. Martin, Esq.

The Church (St. Wandragesilius the Abbot,) is a small antique fabric, with a low tower. It was built by Wm. de Dunwich, in 1272, and has several monuments to the Ward family.

The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £5, and in 1831 at £608, with that of Framlingham-Earl annexed to it, in the incumbency of the Rev. John Bowman, of Norwich, and patronage of J. Brereton, Esquire.

Directory:-

	Coleman   Geo. Lovick   (draper, at Norwich,) Bixley Lodge
	Martin    Wm., Esq.     Hall
	Patterson James         wheelwright
	Clare     Chas.         miller, &c.

	   farmers.

	Gowing    Geo.
	Parker    Geo.
	Seaman    Wm.
	Sowter    James

See also the Bixley parish page.

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