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Norfolk: Foxley

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

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FOXLEY, a pleasant village, 4 miles E. of North Elmham, and 5 miles W. of Reepham, has in its parish 293 souls, and 1620 acres of land, nearly all the property of Edwd. Lombe, Esq., except about 300A. belonging to the Earl of Leicester's Beck Hall estate. On the east side of the parish is a wood of 305A.

The Church (St. Thomas) has a handsome tower and six bells. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 13s. 4d., has 21A. 1R. 26P. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £410, awarded in 1839, in lieu of tithes. E. Lombe, Esq., the lord of the manor, is patron, and the Rev. Louis Augustus Norgate, B.A., is the incumbent, and has recently erected a commodious Rectory House.

At the enclosure, in 1814, two acres were set apart as a clay-pit for the parishioners, who participate in the Free School at Bawdeswell.

	Norgate   Rev Louis A., B.A.  Rectory

	Baker     Coulsey             shoemaker
	Everett   Wm.                 tea dealer
	Joyce     James               butcher
	Meal      John                tea dealer
	Sands     George              blacksmith
	Simmons   Wm.                 shoemaker and vict., Hare and Hounds
	Wright    Thomas              vict. Chequers


	Barker    James
	Bidwell   Wm.
	Dye       Henry
	Jones     James
	Lavender  Robert
	Lewell    Isaac
	Lewin     Charles             Manor Farm
	Simms     John
	Woodhouse Charles

Carrier to Norwich, Thomas Wright, Saturday

See also the Foxley parish page.

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November 2001