Frenze, an ecclesiastical parish in the civil parish of Scole, Norfolk, on the S border of the county, and on an affluent of the river Waveney, near Diss station on the G.E.R., 1½ mile E by N of Diss. Population, 42> Post town, money order, and telegraph office, Diss, -The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; gross yearly value, o£80. The church, a small but .ancient edifice of rubble in the Early English style, has eight brasses of the Blennerhassetts, and is good.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Frenze St. Andrew|
|Poor Law union||Depwade|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Findmypast, in conjunction with Norfolk Record Office have the following parish records online for Frenze:
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Frenze from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Frenze (St. Andrew))
Online maps of Frenze are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Norfolk newspapers online:
- Norwich Mercury
- Norfolk Chronicle
- Diss Express
- Thetford & Watton Times and People's Weekly Journal
- Norfolk News
The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.