Place:Billockby, Norfolk, England

Alt namesBithlakebeisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 187
Bitlakebeisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 187
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.652°N 1.583°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

Billockby is an ancient parish and a civil parish in eastern Norfolk, England, that was absorbed into the newly created civil parish of Fleggburgh in 1935 along with two other parishes, Burgh St. Margaret and Clippesby. In terms of both acreage and population, Billockby was quite small. The area is now part of the Great Yarmouth District.

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

"BILLOCKBY, a parish in Flegg [registration] district, Norfolk; on the river Bure, 3 miles NE of Acle, and 7 NE of Buckenham [railway] station. Post Town: Acle, under Norwich. Acres: 389. Real property: £967. Population: 46. Houses: 14. Billockby Hall is the seat of the Lucas family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich Value: £100. Patrons: the Lucas family."

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