Kirby-Bedon (St. Andrew)

KIRBY-BEDON (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union and hundred of Henstead, E. division of Norfolk, 3 miles (S. E.) from Norwich; containing, with Kirby-Bedon St. Mary, 265 inhabitants. The parish comprises 625 acres, of which 424 are arable, 160 pasture, 38 in woods, and the remainder glebe. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £6. 4. 9½., and in the gift of H. Muskett, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £250, and there are 7 acres of glebe, with a commodious and handsome house. The church, which is chiefly in the later English style, consists of a nave and chancel, with a low tower; the entrance on the south is by a Norman doorway.

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

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