White's Directory, 1845
HORSEY-NEXT-THE-SEA, on a gentle eminence, 11 miles
N. by W. of Yarmouth, and 1 mile from the beach, has in its parish 162 souls and 1839A of land, including 132A of
wood but exclusive of Horsey Mere, a lake of 112 acres. Robert RISING, Esq., is owner of most of the soil, and lord
of the manor, which was purchased by the late R. Rising, Esq., of Sir G.B. BROGRAVE and others, upwards of 40 years
ago, when it was of little value, being generally flooded; but this gentleman, by repairing the sea-bank, draining
the marshes, planting quickthorn hedges, and making a road to Somerton, rendered it one of the most fertile estates
in the county.
The CHURCH, (All Saints), is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's books at £3
1s 5 1/2d., and augmented from 1739 to 1788, with £800 of Queen Anne's Bounty. The Rev. William REES, M.A. of Alby,
is the incumbent, and the patronage is vested with the Trustees of North Walsham Free School, to whom 147 acres
where allotted at the enclosure, in lieu of rectorial tithes, but they still take tithe on 270A. of arable land.
the vicarage was valued, in 1831, at £135 per annum, and is usually held by the master of the said school. the
Poor's allotment, 9A. 3R. 9P., was awarded at the enclosure, in 1816.
Robt. RISING, Esq.
Rev. George DRURY, B.A. curate
Thomas MORTEN, victualler, Nelson's Head
Wm. CHAPMAN, farmer
David. HAYLOCK, farmer
Francis LING, farmer
Wm. MYHILL, farmer
John PLANE, farmer
Wm. WATTS, farmer