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Norfolk: Bessingham

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

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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

Note: In the original this is:
   George Emery, and Timothy Puxley, farmers
See also the Bessingham parish page.

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July 2002