Horsey-next-the-Sea (All Saints)

HORSEY-next-the-Sea (All Saints), a parish, in the hundred of Happing, E. division of Norfolk, 11 miles (N. N. W.) from Yarmouth; containing 162 inhabitants. This parish, which principally consists of low marshes and bogs, is nearly insulated, being bounded by the sea on the east; by the Hundred stream or river, which separates the hundred of Happing from East Flegg, on the south; and by Eelfleet dyke and Horsey mere on the west and north. Little Waxham, a manor of 160 acres within the bounds of Horsey, was formerly a parish, the church of which, dedicated to St. Margaret, together with the village, was swept away in 1665 by an irruption of the sea. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £3. 1. 5½.; patrons and impropriators, the Governors of North Walsham school. At the inclosure, 147 acres were allotted in lieu of rectorial tithes, and there is also a rent-charge of £70; the vicarial tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £83.

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

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