Billingford, South Norfolk

Billingford or Pirleston[1] is a village and former civil parish, 19 miles (31 km) south of Norwich,[2] now in the parish of Scole, in the South Norfolk district, in the county of Norfolk, England. In 1931 the parish had a population of 150.[3]


Billingford Windmill
Location within Norfolk
OS grid referenceTM166786
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Historic countyNorfolk
Post townDiss
Postcode districtIP21
UK Parliament
List of places
52.363022°N 1.179569°E / 52.363022; 1.179569


Billingford has a church called St Leonard[4] and a pub called The Horseshoes on Lower Street, adjacent to Billingford Windmill.[5]


The name "Billingford" possibly means 'ford at the place called Billing' or 'ford of the Billingas'.[6] Billingford was recorded in the Domesday Book as P(re)lestuna.[7] On 1 April 1935 the parish was abolished and merged with Scole.[8]


  1. "History of Billingford in South Norfolk Place names". A Vision of Britain. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  2. "Distance from Billingford [52.363022, 1.179569]". GENUKI. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  3. "Population Statistics Billingford CP/AP through time". A Vision of Britain. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  4. "St Leonard, Billingford". Norfolk Churches. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  5. "Location & Contact". The Horseshoes Billingford. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  6. "Billingford Key to English Place-names". The University of Nottingham. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  7. "Norfolk A-C". The Domesday Book Online. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  8. "Relationships and Changes Billingford CP/AP through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 23 September 2019.