Ickborough, or Igborough (St. Peter)

ICKBOROUGH, or Igborough (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Swaffham, hundred of Grimshoe, W. division of Norfolk, 6 miles (N. N. E.) from Brandon; containing 220 inhabitants. It comprises 1598a. 3r. 9p., about two-thirds of which are arable, 333 acres pasture, meadow, and heath, and 126 woodland. The living is a discharged rectory, united to that of Langford: the tithes have been commuted for £124, and the glebe comprises 33 acres. The poor have twentyseven acres of land, left by Sarah and Mary Dingles. Here was an hospital for lepers, with a free chapel dedicated to St. Mary and St. Lawrence, founded by William Barentum in the reign of Edward I.; the revenue, at the Dissolution, was valued at £3. 7. 6. The chapel has been converted into cottages.

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

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