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'cote, of London, by letters patent, Feb. 10, anno
12th of James I. as concealed lauds, under the feal
of the dutchy of Lancaflcr.


T A V E R II A M. /

In the 41 M of Henry 111. Dighton, or Diketown,
appears to have been a village, and is mentioned
with Swannington and Aulebriclge.

The priory of Norwich had confiderable poflcfli-
0:^5 here, granted by fir Hervey de Swnhoe, Nicho-
las de Hefton, William de Lions of Wefton, Robert
Bataile of Swannington, \Villiam de Reefham, and
Roger Maloyfcl of Swannington.

In die 3d of Edward I. the prior had free war-
ren, and was found to have appropriated the water
of the river, as his fpecial fifhery, formerly common,
and to have the affife, a gallows, &c.

The temporalities of the prior in 1428 were va-
Jued at 265. 2d.

In the ^d of Edward I. the mill here is faid to
belong to the manor of Cawfton, and was in the
king's hands, valued at two marks per ann.

In this village, fome where near the river, was an
hermitage. On the 2d of Auguft, in the s;th of
Elizabeth, Theophilus Adams, and Thomas Butler,
had a grant of the hermitage here. Hermitages were
generally thus feated in times of popery, on great
roads, (this being called Waliingham-Way) and by
bridges ; thus at Downham, Ickburgh, Brandon,
Sec. in Norfolk.

. The church is dedicated to St. Andrew, and was
a reclory, valued at fix marks, granted by Heymer,
i color of Felthorpe, to the priory of Norwich, who
had the patronage after the deceafe or recefs of Wal-
ter Fitz Geffrey, rector of it, laving to the capellan
thai fcrved it a competent fuftenance, and was con-
B 3. rirmed


firmed by William de Svvathefield ; the fnid Hcymcr
gave alfo all his land in Attlebridge, with all die li-
berties and appurtenances in paftures, meadows, &c.
fo that it was efteemed a lerdfiiip.

It was appropriated to the ufe of the Elemofunary,
June 5, 1236, by Thomas, bifliop of Norwich.

The re<ftory is now in the dean and chapter of
Norwich, and leafed out by them.

In 1303, Ralph de Kirkeby, inftituted vicar, pre-
Tented by the prior of Norwich, the vicarage laid,
then to be lately ordained.

In the church were -fable on a chevron engrail^
ed. argent, three rofes, gules, between three maids
heads erafed, argent, crined. or. Ellis, impaling or,
on a chevron, fable, three lambfkins.

The vicarage is valued at 4!. 6s. lod, ob. and is


The church has a nave and one aile, covered
with lead, the chancel is tiled: at the weft end is
a tower, four-fquare, and embattled.

In the church, on a grave-ftone, Orate p. dial);
JFIug. Denne. et Joh. uxor. ej. qui quidc Hugh, ob. 31
Martij, anno 1486.

Alfo Hie jacet corpus TJ7///. Elys, Jilij tt hercdib;
Willi. Elys, unius baron. Jedj. Domini Regis.

In the nave, on a brafs, Orate p. Thoma Park,



T A V E R H A I\f,'

This Idrdfhip is now the propcrrv of Miles Bran-
thwayte, elo. of Taverham, who has enriched the*
barren and Tandy parts of it with razny cxteufive and
flourishing plantations.

In 1686, the rectory of Alderford, in Eynsfbrd
hundred and Sparham dcanry, was confolidatcd with
Attlcbridge; and in 1776, the Rev. J nines Williams
Newton was prcfemed to thefe united churches by
the dean and chapter of Nor\vich.

BEESTON; wrote in Doomfday-book Befctuna;
and now called Beefton St. Andrew, to diftinguifh
it from Beefton-Regis in North Erpingham, Bcefloa
St. Laurence in TunfteacJ, and Becllon in Laundicch,

The Conqueror was poffeficd of a lordfhip hcrc t
of which fix free-men were deprived, who had it in
ting Ed\vard's reign. Godric took care of this for
the king as his iteward. The king and the earl df
Norfolk had the foe. The townfhip was half a
jcuca long, five furlongs broad, and paid led. gek.

Godric, the king's fleward, had alfo lands, valued
-at 2s. per ann. and the king and the carl had the
Joe, and this Godric held in his own right.

The ancient family of de Mounteney were lords
of this manor in the reign of Henry II. when Ro-
bert de Mounteney held one fee here, &c. of the old
feoffrnent; and fir Arnold de Mounteney held here,
in Catton, &:c. the fame in Henry die 3d's time, of
Robert lord Jbitz- Walter.

It is probable that it remained in the crown fome
time, and was gramed by Henry I. to fir Richard do

Lucy, lord chief juftice of England.



Maud, the cldeft daughter and co-heir of fir Ri-
chard, married to Waiter Fitz-Robert, the progeni-
tor of the lords Fits-Walter; and fir Arnold de
Mounteney married Dionyfia, the 4th daughter and

One of the fame name was lord in the 20th of
wa ., : J. of Wroxharn, Catton, Sec.

In the yd of Henry IV. John Lancafter was found
to hold the manor late Arnold de Mounteney 1 s in
this town, Sprowfton, Wroxham, &c,

John Jermy, cfq. was lord in the ift of Edward V.
and in the i^th of Henry VII. it was conveyed to
John Corbet, efq. and fir Thomas Corbet, bait, was
I id in 1639.

After this it was purchafed by fir Thomas Adams,
.and alter by fir Lambert Blackwell, bait.

In the 6th of Edward III. Benedict de Beefton
confirmed to John de Corpufty, merchant of Nor-
wich, lands, See. in this village, and Thomas de
Beefton wills to be buried in the church of Beeflon
by his anceftors.

John Cocke, fon of Roger Cocke, of Coftefey,
confirmed to Edmund Mortoft, of Beefton, a tene-
ment called Corpufiy's,

Simon Nunne, of Rrngfield in Suffolk, died No-
vember 5, in the 38th of Henry VIII. feifed of a
capital mefluage, called Wiyngey's, See. here and in
Croflwick, held of the hundred of Taverham of the
king by fealty, and James was his fon and heir,
then aged nine years, by Margaret his wife, daughter


T A V E R H A M. 11

of Thomas Guybon, efq. This James Nurine, of
Bcefion, gent, confirmed it to Robert Partriche, of
Finborough Magna in Suffolk, March 30, anno 6ih
of Elizabeth.

Robert, lord Mallec, had a lordfliip, of which'tWo
free-men in this town, and three free-men in Sprow-
flon, were deprived, valued at 6s. The king and
the carl had the foe.

Lord Mallet granted it to Walter de Cadorno 1 ,
with the barony of Horsford, of which this lordfliip
Was a member, and fo always patted with it, to the
Creffics, Claverings, lord Dacres, i^c.'*

Ralph de Beaufoe had land, and a moiety of the
church, at the iurvcy, valued at i 2d.

This Ralph left a daughter and heirefs, Agnes,
who married Hubert de Ric, callellan of Norwich ;
a co-heirefs of this family, Oliva, brought it to J<>!m
'.Marfhall, lord mnrfhal of Ireland, and by Ha wife,
heirefs of that family, it came to Robert, lord

The temporalities of Carrowe abbey were 6s. yd.
'Cf Pcterfton priory ;s. 2d. of Horfham St. Faiih's
priory 35. 6d.

The church was dedicated to St. Andrew, and had
' two medieties, in the patronage of the Mountencys,
and both granted by Robert de Motmteney by fine,
in the 5 4th of Henry III. to Geffrey, prior, and ths
convent of Peterfton : this was valued at ftve marks
per ann. as the other moiccV was, but one of them,
was appropriated foon after the grant.

* See Horsford.


In 14.*?, on the union of Peterflon priory to that
of WaJfingham, the biihop of Norwich became pa-
Iron, and prefcntcd.

On the 6th of November, in the 33ili of Henry
VIII. John .Corbet, efq. had a grant of the pa-
tronage. In 1740 daiiie Ann Blackyvell load the pa*

The prefent value of this rectory is 3!. 6s. 8d. and
is discharged.

This lordfhip is how in the poffefiion of John
Micklcthwait, efq. who purchafed it of John Beding-
field, efq. Both thefe gentlemen have ferved the of-
fice of High-fheriff of this county from Beelton.

Beeflon is fituated about three miles from the
city of Norwich, and by the road leading from
thence to North-walfharn. The houfe itfelf, and
plantations, are in a pretty flile.

In 1778, the Rev. George Thomas was prefented
to this redlory by fir Lambert Biackwell, bart. of

CATTON, When the book of Domefday w^s
made William the Conqueror had the capital manqr
of Cattuna, and William de Noiers was his flevvani
or bailiff, who- took care of it for him, on the de-
privation of Stigand. archbifhop of Canterbury,
who held it as a lay-fee. It was one ieuca in iengtli
and five furlongs in breadth, and was valued wiih

It remained in the crown till Henry I. on Herbert's
(the biihop of Norwich) foundation of a priory in


T A V E R H A M. 13

his cathedral church, granted it to the monks, and
it was appropriated accordingly.

Thomas dc Blomvile, bifliop, confirmed to the
life of the almoner, two pans of the tithes of the
demean lands of the priory manor.

In the 3<i of Edward I. the prior had the affife,
view of frank-pledge, with the leet.

In the Compotus of John de Worflead, a monk,
in the 2d year of William de Claxton, prior, is aa
account of his charges for compoit and manure, for
lands here, and foi marling (as it cxprefsly faid) of
one acre and three roods of land; by which it is ma-
nifefl that it was in practice.

Their temporalities in 1428 were valued at loss.
1 od. q. rent of afiife of free and cuftomaiy tenants
in 1599, 61. 35. gel. three farthings; perquifites'of
two courts, and the leet, 403.

On the diffolution of the priory, in the reign of
Henry VIII. it was granted to the dean and prebefti-
daries, who held the lordfhip at this time.

The Conqueror had at the furvey a lordfhip here,
and in Sprowflon. This was held by the family of
de Mounteney, who alfo had Beeflon.

The church is dedicated to St. Margaret, and was
early appropriated to the priory of Norwich, and
had a vicarage endowed, valued with the reclory at
16 marks, and being a manor belonging to the pri-
ory, was not vifited by the archdeacon, but he had
the correction of all in the fee or manor of Moun-

C Th c


The prefcnt value is 4!. 35. 8d. ob. and is dif-

The church has a nave, and a north aile, covered
with lead, and a chancel tiled ; at the weft end a
round tower, with three bells, raifed oclangular at
die top.

At the eaft end of the chancel, againft the north
wall, a mural monument to Mr. Wm. Corie, who died
Jan. 9, 1685. On the fummit of it are the arms
of Corie.

On the eaft window. Rcucrendus in Chrijlo Pater
Robertas Bronde, prior Norwicenfis, ecclefie me vitriari
fecit, Ao. Chri/li, 1528. Here was his effigy, kneel-
ing, holding in his hand a mitre, and a crofier reft-
ing on his fhoulder. This prior is iometimes called
Robert de Catton.

On a grave-ftone, Depojitum Johs. Blanks, Gen.
obi. 10 Apr. 1681, atat. 57,

In the north aile, one for Andrew Brereton, Gent.
died May 15, 1703.

Orate p. aiab\ Johs. Keton^fen. et Margarete uxoris
cj. 1458.

Pray for the foule of John Brand and Agnes his wife,
he died Jan. 26, 1542. This John and Agnes were
the parents of prior Robert Bronde.

In the middle aile, Corpus Gulielmi Bujbys, Gener.
kicjacel, obt. Oflob. 6, 1673.


T A V E R H A M. 13

See CATTON in Bitfield Hundred. Cat, fays Mr.
Parkins, is the name of a river; thus Catwick in
Yorkfliire, Catwcmh in liu-nthigdonfliire, Catter in
Rutland, LVC.

Catton is a very pleafant village, and the refidence
of mam' opulent manufacturers, who have retired
from Norwich, and built elegant houfes. The air
is reckoned very healthful, and many invalids refort
thither for the benefit of it. It is diilant from the
city a mile and a half north, and extends beyond
the two-mile {tone. The late Robert Rogers, efq.
and Robert Harvey, efq. both aldermen of Norwich,
have created handfome feats in this village; as alfo
Jeremiah Ivcs Harvey, efq. and Mr. Suffield.

In 1759, the Rev. James Willins was prefented
to this vicarage by the dean and chapter of Norwich.

CROSTWICK, alias CROSTWAITE, wrote Crof-
tueit in Doomfday-book. Roger of Poicliers, earl
of Lancaftcr, had a lordfhip here, held in the reign
of the ConfelTor by fix free-men, of which Stigand,
the archbifhop, had the foe. It was four furlongs
broad, and half a furlong long, paid lod. gelt, and
was valued in Hainford.

This lordfhip feems to be held by the fame lords
as that of Frettenham, and to have paired from Ber-
tram, &c. to Roger le Poure and Bardolph, &c.

Ralph de Beaufoe had a grant of land, polTeffed
in king Edward's time by fix free-men, valued then
at 303. but at the furvey at 455. 4d. The-king and
the earl had the foe. This was valued in Wroxharn,

C 2 Nicholas

16 H U N D R E D O F

- Nicholas Rydel had meffuages, 8cc. here, in Wrox-
ham, P'elthorpe, Rackheath, &c. held of the manor
of Rye, and William his fon was lord in the gth of
Edward II.

The temporalities of the abbey of Caen in Nor-
mandy were 2s. of Carrowe priory 535 id. of Broom-
holm i6s. 2d. ob.

In 1335, the priorefs of Carrowe had licence to
receive in mortmain lands here, Sec. which were pur-
chafed of John de Heacham, held of the priorefs's
manor of Wroxham.

Margery de Cheney granted a manor here to the
nuns of Carrowe, and the priorefs held it of Robert
Fitz-Roger, after of the lord Morley, as parcel of
the barony of Rye, in the 3d of Henry IV. At the
dhTolution it was granted to Thomas duke of Nor-
folk, May 9, in the 2 gth of Henry VIII.

The church is a relory, dedicated to St. Peter ;
the ancient value was four marks, the prefent value
575. 6d. and is difcharged.

In 1472, the bifihop of Norwich prefented to this
church, Cnce which time the patronage has been in
the fee.

Alice Cook of Horflead, wife of Robert Cook of
Croftwick, by her will, in 1478, orders a man to
" go a pilgrimage to the Holy Rood of Croftwheyte."

In 1754, the Rev. Robert Potter was prefented
to the re&ory of Croftwick by the bilhop of Nor-
i There

T A V E R H A M. 1-7

There is another town of this name in Tunflead

DRAYTON, wrote in Doomfday-book Draituna.
Ralph de Beaufoc had a grant of this town, of which
Aldulf, a free-man, was deprived, and Odar at the
furvey held it under him ; and there was a church
endowed with eight acres, valued at 1 6d. The whole
was valued at the furvey at 503. It was one leuca
long, and half a leuca broad. The king and the
carl had the foe. Of this Ralph de Beaufoe, fee in

Hermer de Drayton was lord of this town in the
gth of Richard I. and prefented his Jon Peter to this

The Draytons probably defcended from Odarus
above-mentioned: from the Draytons it came to the
Bellemonts, or Beaumonts, by marriage : William
de Bellemont was living in the reign of king John,
and was witnefs to the foundation deed of Moumjoy
priory in that reign.

Jeffrey de Bellemont claimed in the $d of Edw. I.
the aflile, free warren, gallows, &c. this lordftiip
being part of the barony of Rye.

In the 15th of this king, the faid Jeffrey, Sec.
brought a writ of right againft the abbot of Bury,
for the lordfhips of Semefe, Groten, Sec. in Suffolk,
on which a duel was fought, and the abbot's cham-
pion was overcome.

Their claim was from Nefla de Cockfield, who
dying without iffue, her three aunts were found to
be her heirs, Godfrey died without iffue in the sift

iS H U N D R E D O F

of the faid king, and fir Juhn dc Bellcmont was'his
brother and heir; but in the 53d, Alice, his widow,
conveyed this lordihip to Waller de Langton, bifliop
of Litchfield and Coventry, (her intcrefl: herein for
life being excepted) as did her fon Richard by fine,
for lool.

On the death of this prelate, in the i^th of Ed-
\vard II. it was found that he held this lordflbip, and
that of Taverham, of the honour of Hockering by
two fees, paying ys. 6d. per ann. and valued at
sol. 1 is. per ann.

The generality of hiflorians affert, that he was
born at Weft Langton in Leiceflcrftiire.

We have feen an old pedigree, wherein he is faid
to have dcfccndeid from de Langton, vvho had
lands at Everfden in Cambridgefhire, who married
Wymara, daughter of Hugh de Berners, (who lived
in the time of the Conqueror) and had by her Ste-
phen dc Langton, who was father of Simon de Lang-
ton, archdeacon of Canterbury, of Stephen de Lang-
ton, archbishop of Canterbury, and cardinal, in the
reign of king John, and of Roger de Langton, which
Roger was father of Robert de Langton, of Everf-
den, and from whom dcfcended this Walter, bifliop
of Litchfield, who was his grandfon.

Edmund, fon of fir Robert Peverell, of Caflle-
Afhby in Northamptonfhire, by Alice his wife, filler
to the bifhop, was his coufin and heir, aged 14, at
his uncle's death.

In the 5th of Edward III. Edmund died feifed of
this manor, and John was his fon and heir, by Eli-
zabeth his wife, who dying without ilfue, Margaret,


T A V E R H A M. 19

his 'fitter and heir, brought it bv marriage to fir Wm.
dc la Pole, and fir John was his (on and heir.

Sir William, and Margaret his wife, held this
lord&ip, with others in Suffolk, in the 2 6th of K>.!-
vvard 111. His (on John married Joan, daughter of
lord Cobham, and had by this lady a daughter and
heir, Joan, who appears to have had feveral h id-

In the gd of Richard II. (lie was the wife of fir
Robert Hemenhale ; in the 3d of Henry IV. of fir
Reginald Braybrook ; and in the gth of that king,
of fir Nicholas Hawbcke ; and of fir John Oldcafile
in the ifl of Henry V.

By fir Reginald fhe had a daughter and heir, Joan,
baronefs of Cobham, who married fir Thomas Brook,
knt. and was father of fir Edward Brook, lord Cob-

But part of this lordfhip was alienated probably
about the end of Edward III. by fir John de la Pole,
in the igth of Richard II. John Gourney convey- .
ing it, with the advowfon, to John Winter and his
heirs, by fine, which Joan, wife of fir John de Sea-
ton, held for life; yet in 1398, and 1491, John
Gourney prefcnted to this church as lord.

In the 3d of Henry IV. he held two fees here,
and in Taverham, late John Spring's, of the barony
of Rye.

After this fir John Faflolf pofleffed it, and died

lord in the 38th of Henry VI. and his executors
prefented in 1460.

C 4 Richard


Richard Selling, efq. conveyed it by fine, in til
1 uh of Henry VI. to fir John Failolf.

John de la Pole, duke of Suffolk, was lord in
1480, and prefented. In this familv it continued
till forfeited to the crown on the death of Edmund
de la Pole, earl of Suffolk, who was beheaded April
$o, 1513, though his widow had an intereft in it
ibr life, and was granted by Henry VIII. to his great
favourite Charles Brandon, created duke of Suffolk,
on whofe death, efcheating to the crown, it was
granted April 1 1, in the 4th of Edward VI. to Tho-
mas Thirlby, bifliop of Norwich, and his fucceflbrs,
the bifliop of Norwich being the prefent lord and

The church is a reclory, dedicated to St. Marga-
ret, and is a fingle pile, covered with lead, and a
chancel covered with tile ; at the weft end a fquare
tower, with three bells.

The ancient value was eleven marks ; the prefent
value is 61. 25. gd. and is difcharged. The prior
of St. Faith's had a portion of tithe valued at 35.

The late admiral Sheldrake Layton refided many
years in this village, where he had a feat. He mar-
ried the daughter of John Arnam, efq. alderman of
Norwich, and left two fons, both officers in the
army, and employed in America in the prefent con-
teft with the colonies. The admiral was an excel-
lent feaman, and greatly in efteem with his late
royal highnefs the duke of Cumberland, for his
bravery and profcffional knowledge! ' The fons have
{hewn themfelves not unworthy of their father.

Fortes Qrcantur Fort-ibus -


T A V E R H A M. 21

In this village alfo Charles Wefton, cfq. alder-
man, who ferved the office of Mayor of Norwich in
1772, has an handfome feat.

Drayton lies in a vale, near the river Wenfom,
diftant from Norwich four miles, on the great road,
by Lemvadc bridge, to Fakenham, WelJs, &c. The
lands between this and Norwich have lately been
cultivated : The lodge, now ruinous, is a confpi-
cuous objecl, and the neighbouring country bold and

In the chancel of this church is a grave-ftone, In
memory of Barbara, eldejl daughter cf Thomas Jegon,
D. D. majter of Corpus Ckrijii college in Cambridge,
archdeacon and prebendary of Norwich, wije of John
Tayler, rettor of this church, who departed, &c. July 25,
1632. This Dr. Jegon was afterwards bifhop of

One Tor Anne, wife of Thomas Higgons, rector, by
whom lit had three fons, <bc. She died April 28, 1635.

Oraic p. dia Ludovicj Skerning.

On the pedeflal of the crofs in this town is an in-
icription in French, now through time almoft quite
defaced, fitting forth a pardon to all who would
pray for the fouls of William de Bellemont and Joan
his wife :

Vous che prie pur lam William de Bellemont,

Johanncfafemme, Pater JVr Ave Maria

de par dona aver a.

November 11, 1755, this parifh was confolidated
with Hellefden, and at the fame time the Rev. Wil-


liam Jackfon was prefented by the bifhop of Nor-

FELTHORPE, wrote in Doomfday-book Fele-
thorp. Several lords at the furvey had an intereft in
this village, but the principal tenure belonged to
Alan, the great earl of Richmond, who held what
was poffeffed before the conqueft by twenty free-men,
and valued in Alan's great lordfhip of Coftefey.
The foe was in the king and the earl, and it was
ten furlongs long and five broad.

In the loth of Richard I. William de Hunting-
field, and William de Breton, conveyed to William
Battail, by fine, lands here, in Alderford and Swan-
nington, with the advovvfon of the churches of the
faid three towns, and William Battail, in the 3d of
Henrv III. conveyed lands here to Baldric de Taver-
ham. He alfo fold the advowlon of this church tQ
the priory of Weybridge.

John Whytfoot held in the ;th of Edward III.
lands, &x. in Fekhorpe, Tavcrham, Drayton, Atile-
bridge, &c. and in the fifth part of 200 acres of
heath in the faid town.

In the 4oth. of the faid king, John de Middleton
and Baldric de Taverham, iurrendered by fine to
Roger RuffeU three mefluages, and lands here and
in Taverham. The Ruffells were a family in this
town, and gave name to a manor.

. Afterwards fir Henry Inglos poflefled it in the reign,
of Henry VI. and his Ion Robert in the ift of EdV
ward VI. Thomas Halfe fold the manor of RuG-
fells, with lands and a fold-courfe; to Henry Ward.


T A V E R H A M. 23

Thomas Hopkins, gent, conveyed it to Henry Riches i
efq. about 1572.

Ralph dc Bcaufoe had forty-three acres of land, of
which three free-men were deprived, valued at 2S.
the king arid the earl had the foe,

Ralph's lordfhip of Drayton extended into this,
held by the Bellemonts, &c. and after by the de la
Poles, and Brandon, duke of Suffolk, on whofe
death, being in the crown, was granted with Dray-
ton to the fee of Nqrwich, and fo continues.

Walter Giflard poflefied land, &c. valued at 8s. of
which a free-man was deprived; the king and the
eirl had the foe of the whole to\vn in king Edward's
reign, but at the furvey it was in this Walter.

Attlebridge and this town belonged to him, this
being a part of Attlebridge, and together were one
Jeuca long, and three furlongs broad.

The Conqueror had alfo 100 acres of land, which
four free-men held before the Conqueft, valued at
los. the king and the earl had the foe.

The king foon after granted this to Walter Gif-
fard, earl of Bucks, and from that family it came
to the earls of Clare.

The families of de Gyney, de Bilney, and Whit-
wcll held confiderable lands here of the earls of

Sir Roger de Bilney aliened to the prior of Mont-
joy in Hcveringland, thiity acres of heath, and as
many of land here, in the 8th of Edward II. and


24 H U N D R E D O F

about the faid time Thomas de Whitvvell, re&or of
this church, gave all his lands, rents and fervices,
with a fold-courfe and heath here to the faid priory,
for a yearly penfion, &c.

Temporalities of Bromholm priory were isd. of
St. Faith's us. of Ryegate in Surry 6s. Sd. of
Montjoy 55. 5d.

The church is a reclory dedicated to St. Margaret.
The prefent value is 4!. and is difcharged; the pa-
tronage is in the fee of Norwich.

On the death of Edmund de la Pole, earl of Suf-
folk, the patronage and iordfhip was forfeited, and
came to the crown, and Henry VIII. granted it to
Charles Brandon, duke of Suffolk, and being again
on his death in the crown, Edward VI. granted it
April 1 1, in his 4th year, to the fee of Norwich.

The church has two ailes, a fquare tower with two
bells, and a chancel thatched, where is a grave-

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