Massingham, Little (St. Andrew)

MASSINGHAM, LITTLE (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union and hundred of Freebridge-Lynn, W. division of Norfolk, 4 miles (N. W.) from Rougham; containing 152 inhabitants. It comprises 2278a. 1r. 38p., of which 2080 acres are arable, 97 pasture, and 80 woodland; the soil is fertile. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £9. 13. 4., and in the gift of J. Wilson, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £570, and the glebe comprises 33 acres. The church is an ancient structure in the decorated English style, with a square embattled tower. A parochial school is supported by the rector, the Rev. C. D. Brereton, author of a well-known pamphlet on the administration of the poor laws in agricultural districts, and other writings on that subject.

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

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