Irmingland (St. Andrew)

IRMINGLAND (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Aylsham, hundred of South Erpingham, E. division of Norfolk, 5¼ miles (W. N. W.) from Aylsham; containing 13 inhabitants. It is bounded on the north-west by the river Bure, and comprises 714a. 2r. 38p., of which 572 acres are arable, 125 pasture and meadow, and 10 wood. Irmingland Hall formerly belonged to the Fleetwood family, one of whom, General Fleetwood, married the daughter of Oliver Cromwell, who frequently visited this place, and issued many of his ordinances hence; one wing only remains, which is now a farmhouse. The living is a discharged rectory, united to that of Heydon, and valued in the king's books at £5: the tithes have been commuted for £170. There are no remains of the church.

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

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