Burlingham (St. Peter)

BURLINGHAM (St. Peter), a parish, in the union and hundred of Blofield, E. division of Norfolk, 2 miles (W. by S.) from Acle; containing 91 inhabitants. It is situated on the road from Norwich to Yarmouth, and comprises 399 acres, of which 275 are arable, and 124 pasture and plantation. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £5, and in the gift of H. N. Burroughes, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £148. 13., with a glebe of 10 acres. The church is chiefly in the decorated style, and has a circular tower the upper part of which is octagonal: there are neat monuments to members of the Burroughes family, who reside at the Hall, a handsome building situated in a tastefully laid out park.

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

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