Pensthorpe, a parish in Norfolk, on the river Wensum, 2 miles ESE of Fakenham stations on the Great Eastern and the Midland and Great Northern Joint railways. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Fakenham. Acreage, 754; population, 47. The living is a sinecure rectory in the diocese of Norwich; gross value, £120. The church has long since fallen into ruins. Some Roman urns and other relics have been found.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Walsingham|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Pensthorpe from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Pensthorpe, or Pentesthorpe)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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- Norwich Mercury
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