Horsey  Norfolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Horsey like this:

HORSEY-NEXT-THE-SEA, a parish in Tunstead district, Norfolk; on the coast, near the North river, 10¾ miles NNW of Yarmouth r. station. Post town, West Somerton, under Yarmouth. Acres, 1,830; of which 122 are water. Real property, £1, 652. Pop., 206. Houses, 24. The property is all in one estate; belonged to Sir G. ...

B. Brograve and others; and was purchased from them by Robert Rising, Esq. The land then was mainly marsh; but it was drained and wonderfully improved by Mr. Rising. Horsey Mere is a lake of about 113 acres. The quondam parish of Little Waxham, whose church and village were swept away by the sea, is adjacent. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £135. Patron, R. Rising, Esq. The church is ancient but good; and has a thatched roof and a tower round below and octagonal above. There is a fuel allotment.

Horsey through time

Horsey is now part of North Norfolk district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Norfolk has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Horsey itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Horsey in North Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th January 2021

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