An Essay Towards A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 11. Originally published by W Miller, London, 1810.
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William Beaufoe, Bishop of Thetford had 2 borderers here, who held 5 acres of land, and belonged to his lordship of Hemesby, which he held as a lay fee, and the said Bishop gave it to his see. (fn. 1)
This place has been depopulated some centuries; in the year 1273, in a survey of Walter de Kirkeby, prior of Norwich, Sco-field is mentioned as adjoining to Martham field, and the hospital of Norwich had lands therein.