An Essay Towards A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 10. Originally published by W Miller, London, 1809.
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Called in Domesday Book, Appleton. Roger Bigot had then 30 acres of land in demean, and one borderer. This with some lands of his in Thurton, Carleton, and Mundham, were then valued at 30s. and the soc was in the lord of the hundred. (fn. 1)
Robert de Vaux held it under Roger, and from the Vaux it came to the Lords Roos, &c.; the lordship of Bergh also extended into it, as may be seen in Bergh, but this town has been destroyed time immemorial. See in Bergh.
A church formerly belonged to it, dedicated to St. Martin, was a rectory, in the patronage of the Vaux, and came by the heiresses of that family, to the Nerefords, and Lord Roos. In the 8th of Henry III. Robert de Nereford was querent, and Roger le Pavilly impedent, of the advowson of this church, and 5 acres of land granted to Robert and his heirs.
In the reign of Edward I. the rector had a manse, with 10 acres of glebe; it was then valued with Bergh, and the lord of Bergh was patron; it paid Peter-pence, 9d. after this, I find it called a chapel, and has been destroyed about two centuries past.