William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845
EGMERE parish, 3 miles W. of Walsingham, has only 54 inhabitants, and
about 1,200 acres of land, nearly all occupied by Thos. Denny, and
belonging to the Earl of Leicester, the lord of the manor, and patron of
the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8, and in 1831 at £180,
with the vicarage of Holkham annexed to it, in the incumbency of the Rev.
John Ackroyd, M.A.
Egmere CHURCH (St. Edmund,) has been long in ruins, and was first
desecrated by Sir Nicholas Bacon, who turned it into a barn. Only part of
the tower now remains.
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