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Beechamwell, Norfolk

Historical Description

Beechamwell, a village and a parish in Norfolk, 4½ miles S of Narborough railway station on the G.E.R., and o SW of Swaffham, under which there is a post and money order office, and at which is the telegraph office. Acreage, 3996; population of the civil parish, 363; of the ecclesiastical, with Shingham, 409. Beechamwell Hall is a chief residence. The living is a rectory, with that of Beechamwell St John, .Beechamwell All Saints, and Shingham annexed; gross yearly value, £348 with two residences. Beechamwell church is a small building of flint, with an ancient round western tower. Shingham Church has a fine Norman porch of a very <—arly date.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


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Ancient CountyNorfolk 
Poor Law unionSwaffham 

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