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Fritton, Suffolk

Historical Description

Fritton, a parish in Suffolk, on the river Waveney, at the boundary with Norfolk, half mile from St Olaves station on the G.E.R., and 7 miles NW by N of Lowestoft. It has a post office under Great Yarmouth; money order office, Belton; telegraph office, Somerleyton. Fritton House and Fritton Decoy are chief residences. Fritton Broad is nearly 3 miles from end to end. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net yearly value, £130 with residence. The church is chiefly Norman, has an apsidal chancel and a Norman circular tower, and contains parts of an ancient screen.

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 CountySuffolk 
Ecclesiastical parishFritton St. Edmund 
HundredMutford and Lothingland 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Suffolk is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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