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An essay towards a topographical history of the county of Norfolk : containing a description of the towns, villages, and hamlets, with the foundations of monasteries, churches, chapels, chantries, and other religious buildings: also an account of the ancient and present state of all the rectories, vicarages, donatives, and impropriations, their former and present patrons and incumbents, with their several valuations in the King's Books, whether discharged or not: likewise, an historical account of the castles, seats, and manors, their present and ancient owners ; together with the epitaphs, inscriptions, and arms in all the parish churches, and chapels; with several draughts of churches, monuments, arms, ancient ruins, and other relicks of antiquity. Collected out of ledger-books, registers, records, evidences, deeds, court-rolls, and other authentick memorials / by Francis Blomefield.
- Blomefield, Francis, 1705-1752.
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London : Printed for William Miller ... by W. Bulmer, and Co. ..., 1805-1810.
11 volumes, plates : illustrations, portraits, maps, coats of arms (wood engravings) ; 31 cm (4to)
First edition published 1739-75. The first 2 vols. and part of v.3 appeared in numbers
Vols. 6-11 "continued" by Rev. Charles Parkin. Parkin died before completing the work, and it was ultimately finished by some bookseller's hack employed by Whittingham of Lynn. Cf. Dict. nat. biog. Lowndes, v.1, p. 219-220
Includes indexes and bibliographic references.
v.1. Diss. Giltcross. Shropham.--v.2. Thetford. Grimeshou. Wayland. Forehoe.--v.3-4. History of Norwich.--v.5. Humble-yard. Depewade. Earsham. Henstede.--v.6. South Greenhow. South Erpingham.--v.7. Gallow and Brothercross. Blofield. Clackclose.--v.8. Clavering. North Erpingham. Eynford. Freebridge.--v.9 Freebridge (concluded). North Greenhow. Happing. Holt. Launditch.--v.10. Launditch (concluded). Loddon. Mitford. Smethdon. Taverham.--v.11. Tunstede. Walsham. West and East Flegg. Great Yarmouth. Indexes
All volumes have bookplate of Francis Bertram Dalrymple
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