An Essay Towards A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 11. Originally published by W Miller, London, 1810.
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Thomas de Helmingham, and Agnes, daughter of Richard de Wicklewood, impleaded the abbot in the 14th of Edward I. for the moiety of 15 messuages, 99 acres of land, 6 of meadow, 10 of marsh, 3s. 6d. rent here and in Hoveton, &c. but the said Thomas soon after released all his right herein, and in the 9th of Edward II. the abbot was returned to be lord, and several other lordships extended into this town.
The Church is dedicated to St. Swithin, and was a rectory appropriated to the abbot of Holm, and valued in the reign of Edward I. at 5 marks; Peter-pence 12d. and is now in the see of Norwich, and served by a stipendiary curate, nominated by the Bishop; in 1603, 60 communicants were returned to be in the parish.