An Essay Towards A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 5. Originally published by W Miller, London, 1806.
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Was separated from Framlingham-Earl very early, when Roger Bigot Earl of Norfolk gave to his beloved cousin Reiner Picot, Knt. and his heirs male, for the acceptable services that he did him in feats of arms, and other honourable deeds, to his great credit and praise, with the King's special leave, all Framlingham-Picot, with the advowson of the church there; also his whole manor, and services of all the tenants belonging to it; and all liberties whatever, with a fald for 500 sheep, going in Framlingham, Bramerton, Kirby, and Rockland; with view of frankpledge over all the tenants, free bull and free boar; hunting, hawking, and fishing, as well in Framlingham, as in all the Earl's adjacent manors; to hold them as freely as the Earl received them of the King, when he knighted him: and at the same time, he constituted the said Reiner and his heirs male, marshal of his household and castle of Framlingham in Suffolk, with all perquisites, customs, and profits, thereto belonging; with liberty to take two bucks every summer, and one doe every winter, at what time they please: witnesses to this deed were, Clerewald his son, and Baldwin his brother; Robert and Will. de Saham, Will. Blomevile, Roger de Poryngland, Will. de Kirby, and others; (the seal is the same as in vol. ii. p. 113,) I find Will. Picot and Rob. Malherbe lords soon after; and Rob. Picot, who held in Suffolk two fees of the new feofment of Roger Bigod; in 1235, Ralf Picot was lord and patron. In 1249, John Picot was fined for not having taken the honour of knighthood; he was succeeded by Ralf Picot, who held one fee in Suffolk of the old feoffment, of Nigel Bishop of Ely; in 1306, he and Maud his wife presented to this church; and in 1312, settled the manor on themselves, with remainder to George and William their sons, and Emma and Christian their daughters; and then on Richolda, wife of Nic. de Ingham. In 1317, Maud Picot had it, who remarried to Nic. de Castello, or Castle, of Stanfield; for in 1333, they presented Geo. Pycot her son; and in 1352, it seems they were both living; her grandson, Ralf Picot, son (as I take it) of Will. Picot, succeeded; and in 1361, his son Gregory Picot: in 1396, Barth. Picot, Esq. lived here, as did his son Tho. Pygot, or Picot, Esq. in 1434, but was removed to Stradsete in Suffolk in 1437; his son Thomas was lord here and of Stradsete, and left them to John Picot, Esq. his son, who married Joan daughter of Peter Bedingfield, Esq. and died in 1546, leaving one daughter Alice, and one son and heir named John, then one year old only; he was succeeded by Francis Pigot, Esq. who sold it to Rob. Gawsell of Shotesham, Esq. and afterwards Francis Lane sold it to Jane daughter of Anthony Sparrow, late Bishop of Norwich, who married Richard Webster, clerk, and they sold it to Sam. Nedham, rector of Dicleburgh in Norfolk; it was afterwards purchased by the father of
1504, John Sheriff had it by lapse, and the next year it was really united to Framlingham-Earl, and so continued till 1661, (fn. 1) as you may see at p. 433, to which I refer you.
At the time of making Norwich Domesday, the heir of Sir William Picot was lord and patron; the rector had a house and 30 acres, now no house, but 25 acres two roods of glebe: it was valued at 8 marks, and pays 1s. 6d. synodals, 6s. 8d. procurations, 10d. Peter-pence, and 5d. carvage; and the whole town (which is left out of Saxton's map) paid 50s. to each tenth.
The church is very small, and never had a steeple, but a bell
hanging on the outside, in an arch at the west end. The nave is
only eleven yards long and seven broad; the chancel six yards square;
both, as the south porch, are tiled: this is also dedicated to St.
Andrew. In the nave on the south side, is a low altar-tomb, but no
inscription; on a brass plate is this,
Alle Men that do my Sepulture behold t see, On me John Buntyng shew your Charite. Buried Aug. I. M. ccccco.