Forncett St Peter, Norfolk

Historical Description

Forncett St Peter, a village and a parish in Norfolk, near Forncett station on the G.E.R., 2 ¼ miles W of Long Stratton. There is a post and money order office under Long Stratton; telegraph office, Long Stratton. Acreage, 1901; population, 600. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £460. Patron, the Earl, of Effingham. The church is a small building of flint and stone in the Perpendicular style, and there are Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


Ancient County Norfolk
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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Forncett (St. Peter) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


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