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

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

Features


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

History


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]

References


  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.