West Flegg hundred: Esco

Pages 164-165

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.

The north field of Sco is also mentioned, and the king's high way, leading from Sco to Repps, and the King's highway leading from Sco to Martham.

A family took their name from it, Alexander de Sco was living here at this time, and had lands.


  • 1. Terra Will. Epi. Tedfordensis de feudo in Esco, ii bord. de vi ac. tre. et p'tinent ad Hemesbej. In Esco, i lib. ho. Almari Epi. comd. tantu. de xv. ac. terre. et dim. car. dim. ac. p'ti. et val. xvid.