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Forncett St Peter, Norfolk

Historical Description

Forncett St Peter, a village and a parish in Norfolk, near Forncett station on the G.E.R., 2¼ 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 & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorfolk 
Ecclesiastical parishForncett St. Peter 
Poor Law unionDepwade 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSouth Norfolk
Postal districtNR16
Post TownNorwich