Fishley (St. Mary)

FISHLEY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Blofield, hundred of Walsham, E. division of Norfolk, ¾ of a mile (N.) from Acle; containing 9 inhabitants. It is bounded on the east by the river Bure, and comprises 476a. 3r. 9p., of which 327 acres are arable, 98 meadow and pasture, and 45 wood and water. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £5, and in the gift of the Rev. E. Marsham: the tithes have been commuted for £162, and the glebe consists of about 5 acres. The church is in the early style, with a circular tower: the entrance on the south is through a Norman doorway.

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

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