Fersfield

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Fersfield
Fersfield is located in Norfolk
Fersfield
Fersfield
 Fersfield shown within Norfolk
OS grid reference TM064827
Civil parish Bressingham and Fersfield
District South Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DISS
Postcode district IP22
Dialling code 01379
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
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UK
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Coordinates: 52°24′12″N 1°02′03″E / 52.4034°N 1.0341°E / 52.4034; 1.0341

Fersfield is a village in the English county of Norfolk. It was the home parish of Francis Blomefield, whose History of Norfolk documents the history of much of South Norfolk, and forms part of the parish of Bressingham and Fersfield (more commonly just Bressingham).

Location[edit]

Fersfield is bounded on the east and south by the village of Bressingham; to the west are South Lopham and North Lopham and to the north Kenninghall. Historically, the parish marked the boundary of the hundred of Diss.[1]

Name[edit]

Fersfield has been variously recorded as Fersevella, Fervessella, Ferefeud, Fairfeud, Fairvill, and Fersfell, all which seem to signify a Fair Fee, or Village. The village was recorded in the Domesday book under Fersfield, however.[1]

Church[edit]

St Andrew's Church, Fersfield

The church is dedicated to Saint Andrew, and dates back, at least in part, to the 12th century.[1] It holds a plain Norman font and a painted wooden effigy of Robert du Bois.[2]

RAF Fersfield[edit]

RAF Fersfield is a former World War II airfield located between Fersfield and Winfarthing which was closed after the war and briefly used as a motor racing track before being returned to agricultural use.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Blomefield, Francis (c. 1736). "The Hundred of Diss". History of Norfolk 1. London (published c. 1806). 
  2. ^ Knott, Simon (March 2005). "St Andrew, Fersfield". The Norfolk Churches Site. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Fersfield at Wikimedia Commons