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Great Snoring, Norfolk

Historical Description

Snoring, Great, a village and a parish in Norfolk, 2 miles SSE of Walsingham station on the Dereham and Wells section of the G.E.R. There is a post office under Fakenham; money order and telegraph office, Walsingham. Acreage, 1692; population of the civil parish, 543; of the ecclesiastical, with Thursford, 784. Walsingham Union Workhouse stands within this parish, and is a building of brick erected in 1837, with capacity for 300 inmates. The inmates, including the officers, numbered 135 at the taking of the census of 1891. The living is a rectory, united with Thursford, in the diocese of Norwich; joint gross value, £654 with residence. Patron, St John's College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient edifice of flint in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, S aisle, S porch, and a fine western tower. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel and some small charities.

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 parishSnoring St. Mary 
HundredNorth Greenhoe 
Poor Law unionWalsingham 

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DistrictNorth Norfolk
Postal districtNR21
Post TownFakenham