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Ketteringham, Norfolk

Historical Description

Ketteringham, a village and a parish in Norfolk. The village stands 1¼ mile SSW of Hethersett station on the G.E.R., and 6 miles SW of Norwich, and has a post office under Wymondham; money order and telegraph office, Hethersett. The parish comprises 1609 acres; population, 208. The manor belonged at the Conquest to Robert de Vaux, passed to the Greys, the Hevinghams, and the Atkynses, and belongs now to the Boileau family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; net yearly value,, £144. The church is a building of flint and stone in the Perpendicular style. It contains several interesting ancient tombs and monuments. Ketteringham Hall, the property of the Boileau family, is a fine castellated mansion standing in a well-timbered park of 500 acres.

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 parishKetteringham St. Peter 
Poor Law unionHenstead 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSouth Norfolk
Postal districtNR18
Post TownWymondham