ICKBURGH, or IGBURGH, is a small village, 6 miles N.N.E of Brandon, and 9 miles S. of Swaffham, including in its parish 220 inhabitants, and 1342 acres of land, in two farms belonging to Lords Berners and Ashburton, the alternate patrons of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £5. 6s. 10½d., and united with Langford, in the incumbency of the Rev. John Raven, B.A. The tithes were commuted in 1839 for £243 per annum. The CHURCH (St. Peter,) is a single pile of flint and pebbles, with a square tower and four bells.
Ickburgh is by some antiquaries supposed to be the Icinia of Antoninus; but others have placed that Roman station at Oxburgh, and some at Colchester. Several Roman antiquities have been dug up in this vicinity, and among them are two urns, a mile-stone, and a pavement of flint stones.
A House of Lepers, founded by Wm. Barentun, in the reign of Edward I., stood at the south end of the village, where its chapel was converted into cottages many years ago. The poor have 27½A. of land, left by Sarah and Mary Dingles.
Bunting John farmer Cronshey Samuel and George Davey farmers Parker James blacksmith Rollinson James farmer
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