Edgefield (St. Peter)
EDGEFIELD (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Erpingham, hundred of Holt, W. division of Norfolk, 2¾ miles (S.) from Holt; containing 638 inhabitants. The parish comprises 2435a. 1r. 12p., of which 1497 acres are arable, and 895 pasture and wood; the surface is a good deal undulated, and the scenery, viewed from the higher grounds, is very beautiful. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £11. 6. 8.; net income, £300; patron, John Marcon, Esq. The church, which is in the decorated and later English styles, consists of a nave, chancel, and aisles, with an octagonal tower; there are remains of a handsome carved screen. The Wesleyan Methodists have a place of worship.