St Mary, Gissing
Gissing shown within Norfolk
|Area||8.11 km2 (3.13 sq mi)|
|– density||31/km2 (80/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Gissing // is a village and civil parish in Norfolk, England, about six miles (10 km) north of Diss. It covers an area of 8.11 km2 (3.13 sq mi) and had a population of 254 in 95 households at the 2001 census. The village is the location of Gissing Hall, a fifteenth-century mansion which is now operated as an hotel.
Church of St Mary
The church, St Mary, is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk. It is a Grade I listed building. In 1209 there was a rectory; in 1271, vicarage was endowed with "all the offerings, the tithes of the mills, a vicarage-house and meadow, and an acre of land adjoining, and twenty acres more of the church's free land, and all other small tithes, except hay, which, with all the corn tithes, and the rest of the glebe, together with the rectory manor, and all its appurtenances, were to belong to the prior himself."
On the 29 January 1944, two United States Army Air Forces, Consolidated B-24 Liberator (42-7669 and 42-100005) collided in mid-air on an assembly mission to Frankfurt from RAF Tibenham and both aircraft crashed near Gissing. The collision killed 25 crew on both aircraft.
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