Shimpling, Norfolk

Historical Description

Shimpling, a parish, with a village, in Norfolk, half a mile E of Burston station on the Ipswich and Norwich section of the G.E.R., and 3 ½ miles NE of Diss. Post town, Scole; money order and telegraph office, Dickleborough. Acreage, 797; population, 168. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £169 with residence. The church is an edifice of flint in the Perpendicular style, consisting of an Early English chancel, nave, N porch, and a round western tower surmounted by an octagonal belfry and a small spire of wood.

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


Ancient County Norfolk
Hundred Diss
Poor Law union Depwade

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Directories & Gazetteers

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


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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.