Place:Toft-Monks, Norfolk, England

Alt namesTofts Monkssource: A Vision of Britain through Time
Toft Monachorumsource: GENUKI
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.4902°N 1.5633°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoClavering Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
source: Family History Library Catalog

Toft Monks is about 11 miles southwest of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, England.

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

"TOFT-MONKS, a parish, with a village, in Loddon [registration] district, Norfolk; 3 miles NNE of Beccles [railway] station. It has a post-office under Beccles. Acres: 2,238. Real property: £4,449. Population: 427. Houses: 91. The manor belongs to Kings College, Cambridge. An alien priory was founded here in the time of Henry I.; became annexed to Witham monastery; and went, in the time of Edward I., to Kings College, Cambridge. The living is a rectory, annexed to Haddiscoe. The church is good. Charities, £31."

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