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Wreningham, Norfolk

Historical Description

Wreningham, a parish, with a village, in Norfolk, adjoining Ashwellthorpe station on the G.E.R., and 4 miles SE by E of Wymondham. It has a post and money order office under Wymondham; telegraph office, Wymondham. Acreage, 1542; population of the civil parish, 435; of the ecclesiastical, with Ashwellthorpe, 814. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belongs to the Baroness Berners. The living is a rectory, annexed to Ashwellthorpe, in the diocese of Norwich; joint gross value, £620 with residence. The church is a small and ancient building of flint and stone in the Perpendicular style, and has been restored. There is a Congregational 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 parishWreningham All Saints 
Poor Law unionHenstead 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSouth Norfolk
Postal districtNR16
Post TownNorwich