An Essay Towards A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 10. Originally published by W Miller, London, 1809.
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William Earl Warren had a manor in Berwick, which I take to be what is now called Little Barwick, and was held by Simon under that Earl; two freemen had been ejected at the conquest; one of them held under Herold, the King, and the other was only under the protection of Frederic's predecessor; to this there belonged a carucate of land, and 12 borderers, a carucate and an half amongst the men, &c. the moiety of a church with 10 acres, and one freeman was only under protection, with 60 acres of land, and 2 borderers, with half a carucate, valued in King Edward's time at 15s. at the survey at 20s. (fn. 1)
The church of Berwick Magna was anciently a rectory, but appro priated to the priory of Bokenham, in or about 1177, and a vicarage was settled. The rector had a manse with 20 acres, and was valued at 9 marks; the vicarage at 40s. and had a manse, but no land. Peter-pence 6d. ob.
In 1511, it was proposed and brought into the Bishop of Norwich's court, to unite for ever this vicarage to the rectory of Stanhow, on account of its meanness and poverty, there being then only one parishioner (as it is said) living therein, and the rector of Stanhow was to have all the great and small tithes and profits of the said vicarage, paying yearly a pension of 40s. to the priory of Bokenham, at the feast of St. Michael, but it took no effect.