Hilborough (All Saints)

HILBOROUGH (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Swaffham, hundred of South Greenhoe, W. division of Norfolk, 6 miles (S.) from Swaffham; containing 337 inhabitants, and consisting of about 2800 acres. Hilborough Hall is a handsome mansion of white brick, finely situated in a richly-wooded park. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £13. 6. 8.; net income, £390; patron and incumbent, the Rev. John Dolignon, who has erected a glebe-house, and whose glebe comprises 56 acres. The church is built of flints, and has a strong square tower with freestone quoins, embattled, and crowned by crocketed pinnacles; it contains some sedilia of stone, and a double piscina of elegant design. At the north-western extremity of the village are the remains of a chapel dedicated to St. Margaret, founded by Sir John de Kailli and lady, in the reign of John, and called the Pilgrims' Chapel, probably from being visited by pilgrims on their way to Walsingham; it was richly endowed, and included among its possessions 100 acres of land in the parish.

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

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