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Great Plumstead, Norfolk

Historical Description

Plumstead, Great, a village and a parish in Norfolk. The village stands 2½ miles E from Whitlingham Junction on the Norwich and Yarmouth section of the G.E.R., and 5 E by N of Norwich, and has a post office under Norwich; money order and telegraph office, Blofield. The parish comprises 1434 acres; population, 352. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belongs to the Earl of Rosebery. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £152 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Norwich. The church was restored in 1876, and again in 1892 after the destruction of the interior by fire. An organ was added in 1894.

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 parishPlumstead St. Mary 
Poor Law unionBlofield 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Norfolk Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers for Norfolk online.

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Great Plumstead from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

Postal districtNR13
Post TownNorwich