Located in North Norfolk, not far from the coastal towns of Cromer and Sheringham, Bessingham is a small village of about thirty houses.  Between 1766 and 1970 the Bessingham estate, to which most of the land in the village belonged, was owned by a branch of the Spurrell family. 

Bessingham: The Story of a Norfolk Estate, 1766-1970
explores the family's personal role in running the estate, as well as the lives of the men, women and children who worked on it.  It is the first in-depth history of Bessingham and is the result of many years of painstaking research by Jonathan Spurrell, using family papers, farm records, maps and interviews with recent residents.

It contains over seventy illustrations and will appeal not only to people who have personal connections with Bessingham, but also to anyone interested in the history and landscape of Norfolk.

For details about how to buy the book, visit the Bessingham History Project website.