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Limpenhoe, Norfolk

Historical Description

Limpenhoe, a parish, with a village, in Norfolk, near the Norwich and Lowestoft section of the G.E.B. and the river Yare, 1½ mile NE from Cantley station, and 11 miles ENE of Norwich. Post town and money order office Reedham (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Cantley (R.S.) Acreage, 1128; population of the civil parish, 204; of the ecclesiastical, with Southwood, 258. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Southwood, in the diocese of Norwich joint net value, £156 with residence. The church is a building of flint and stone in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles. It was rebuilt in 1881. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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 parishLimpenhoe St. Botolph 
Poor Law unionBlofield 

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

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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