Place:Billingford (near Scole), Norfolk, England

NameBillingford (near Scole)
Alt namesBillingford
Pirlestonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Biillingford (near Diss)source: GENUKI
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.3574°N 1.1706°E
Located inNorfolk, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoEarsham Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Depwade Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Scole, Norfolk, Englandparish into which Billingford was absorbed in 1935
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is also a much larger place named Billingford in the north of Norfolk in Mitford and Launditch Rural District between 1894 and 1974.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Billingford (near Scole) from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"BILLINGFORD, or Pirleston, a parish in Depwade [registration] district, Norfolk; on the river Waveney, 1 mile E of Scole, and 2 SE of Diss [railway] station. Post Town: Scole. Acres: 1,820. Real property: £1,589. Population: 199. Houses: 46. The property is not much divided. The manor belonged to Sir S. Burley, the Black Prince's favourite, executed in 1388. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Little Thorpe, in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £264. Patron: G. Wilson, Esq. The church is good."

In 1935 Billingford was absorbed into the neighbouring parish of Scole.

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  • GENUKI provides a list of references for Billingford (near Scole). Some entries lead to free online transcriptions of registers and censuses.
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