BESSINGHAM, 8 miles N.N.W. of Aylsham, and 5 miles S.S.W. of Cromer, has in its parish 139 souls, and 508 acres of land, mostly belonging to Mr. D. Spurrell, who has a neat mansion here; but G.S. Repton, Esq., is lord of the manor, and the Rev. F.E. Arden is patron of the Church (St. Mary,) which has a round tower.
The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £4. 6s. 8d., and now enjoyed by the Rev. Henry Cotton. The glebe is 25A. and the tithes were commuted in 1839, for £137 per annum. Near the church is a tumulus of half an acre.
Blyth Robert blacksmith Emery George farmer [see note below] Emery Wm. shoemaker Flogdell Samuel wheelwright Frankland Geo. shopkeeper Puxley Timothy farmer [see note below] Puxley Tmy. jun. joiner Spurrell Daniel gent. Spurrell Mrs. and Misses White Hy. S. plumber, glazier, & vict. Horse Shoes
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