Bircham, Great (St. Mary)

BIRCHAM, GREAT (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Docking, hundred of Smithdon, W. division of Norfolk, 9 miles (N. N. E.) from Rougham; containing 511 inhabitants. It comprises 3606a. 2r. 3p., of which 2937 acres are arable, 436 woodland, and the rest sheep-walk and pasture. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £22, and in the patronage of A. Hammond, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £575, and there are 73 acres of glebe, with a handsome house. The church is in the early and later English styles, with some Norman remains.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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