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Ridlington, Norfolk

Historical Description

Ridlington, a parish in Norfolk, near the coast, 4½ miles E of North Walsham, and 3½ N by E of Honing station on the Midland and Great Northern Joint railway. It has a, post office under North Walsham; money order and telegraph office, Bacton. Acreage, 645; population, 217. The manor belongs to the Shepheard family. The living is a rectory in. The diocese of Norwich; net value, £119, in the gift of the Earl of Kimberiey. The church is a building of flint, consisting of chancel; nave, S porch, and an embattled western-tower, with figures of the four evangelists in the place of pinnacles.

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 parishRidlington St. Peter 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictNorth Norfolk
Postal districtNR28
Post TownNorth Walsham