Frenze (St. Andrew)

FRENZE (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Depwade, hundred of Diss, E. division of Norfolk, 1¼ mile (E. by N.) from Diss; containing 46 inhabitants. It is situated on the road from Thetford to Yarmouth, and comprises about 420 acres. Frenze Hall is a good residence, in a picturesque valley. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £2. 13. 4., and in the gift of S. Smith, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £105, and the glebe comprises 3 acres. The church, an ancient structure in the early and decorated English styles, beautifully situated, consists only of a nave, the chancel having been taken down within the last thirty years, at which time several brasses were removed.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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