Herringby (St. Ethelbert)

HERRINGBY (St. Ethelbert), an ancient parish, in the hundred of East Flegg, E. division of Norfolk, 3¼ miles (E. by S.) from Acle, by the ferry across the river Bure. The district comprises about 600 acres, 300 of which are marsh. The living is a rectory, united to that of Stokesby, and valued in the king's books at £5. A college or hospital, under the title of God's Poor almshouse, was founded here soon after 1475, pursuant to the will of Hugh Attefenne; the site is now occupied by a farmhouse.

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

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