Place:Clippesby, Norfolk, England

Alt namesClepesbeisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 188
Clipesbysource: Domesday Book (1985) p 188
Clipestunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 188
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.667°N 1.593°E
Located inNorfolk, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoWest Flegg Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
East and West Flegg Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Fleggburgh, Norfolk, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1935
Great Yarmouth District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Clippesby is a small village in eastern England within the Great Yarmouth Borough Council area, in Norfolk. It is located on the B1152 and surrounded by the Norfolk Broads. The village consists largely of a few rows of small cottages and houses, but has four buildings of historical relevance: the Church of St. Peter's, the Rectory, the Old Hall (now Old Hall Farm) and Clippesby Hall (formerly Clippesby House). It is surrounded by outlying farmsteads.

Clippesby was a separate civil parish until 1935 when it was absorbed into a new parish named Fleggburgh along with two other parishes: Burgh St. Margaret and Billockby.

Clippesby Hall

Clippesby Hall has had two incarnations over its history. The first Hall appears to date from 1585 (although Osbert de Salicibus alias de Willows is recorded as Lord in the reign of Henry II - 1154-1189). It was most notably occupied by Sir Clipesby Crewe, Chief Justice of England and first Recorder of Great Yarmouth. The Old Hall subsequently became a farm and is today known as "Old Hall Farm".

The current Hall was formerly known as Clippesby House.

The second Hall and estate was first owned by the Muskett family and is described in the 1903 sales catalogue.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Clippesby.

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