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White's Directory, 1854 


HORSEY-NEXT-THE-SEA, is a parish and village, about a mile from the beach, and 11 milesN. by W. of Yarmouth, comprising 161 souls, 23 houses, and 1839 acres of land, including Horsey Mere, a lake of 120 acres. Robert RISING, Esq. is the principal landowner and lord of the manor, which was purchased by the late R.RISING, Esq., about 50 years ago, when it was of little value, being generally flooded; but this gentleman, by repairing the sea-bank, and draining the marshes, has rendered it one of the most fertile estates in the county. The Church, dedicated to All Saints, is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £3 1s 5 1/2d., and in 1831 at £135. It was augmented with £800 Queen Anne's Bounty, in 1739 and '88. Robert RISISNG, Esq., patron; and the Rev. Robert Woolmer CORY, M.A., incumbent. The Poor's Allotment, 9A. 3R. 9P. was awarded at the enclosure in 1816. 

Robert RISING, Esq.  The Hall
Rev. Robert W. CORY, M.A., The Vicarage
Mr William CHAPMAN
John GADGE, victualler - Nelson
John GADGE, shoemaker
John GRAPES, warrener
William GREEN, farmer
Mortimer PLANE, carrier to Yarmouth, Saturday


Horsey Photohistory

A Genealogical CD, in PDF format so can be read by any computer, containing almost 200 high quality photographs, all from private sources, depicting the life and times of this idyllic Norfolk Broadland village.

Never-before-seen photographs of the Horsey Flood of 1938, together with people and events in village life, covering the past 120 years.

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