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Beeston St Lawrence, Norfolk

Historical Description

Beeston-St-Lawrence, a parish in Norfolk, 3 miles NE of Wroxham station on the G.E.B., and 10½ NE of Norwich, which is the post town; money order office, Neatishead; telegraph office, Wroxham. Acreage, 525; population of the civil parish, 47; of the ecclesiastical, including Ashmanhaugh, 180. Beeston Hall, the property of the Preston family, is in this parish. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; value, £245 with residence. The church is good, has a round tower, and contains some handsome monuments of the Prestons. The west end represents the original building, which contains indications of Saxon date.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorfolk 
Ecclesiastical parishBeeston St. Lawrence 

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DistrictNorth Norfolk
Postal districtNR12
Post TownNorwich