Little Ellingham

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Coordinates: 52°33′11″N 0°57′24″E / 52.55305°N 0.95654°E / 52.55305; 0.95654

Little Ellingham
St Peter's church, Little Ellingham.jpg
Saint Peter Parish Church, Little Ellingham
Little Ellingham is located in Norfolk
Little Ellingham
Little Ellingham
 Little Ellingham shown within Norfolk
Area  6.24 km2 (2.41 sq mi)
Population 271 (parish, 2001 census)
    - Density  43 /km2 (110 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TM004992
    - London  104 miles (167 km) 
Civil parish Little Ellingham CP
District Breckland
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ATTLEBOROUGH
Postcode district NR17
Dialling code 01953
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
Website http://lt-ellinghampc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/
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Little Ellingham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.[1] The village is 4.6 miles (7.4 km) north-west of Attleborough, 2 miles (3.2 km) north-west of its sister village of Great Ellingham, 18.8 miles (30.3 km) west-south-west of Norwich and 105 miles (169 km) north-east of London. The nearest railway station is at Attleborough for the Breckland Line which runs between Cambridge and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport.

Little Ellingham is served by St Peter's Church[2] in the Benefice of Great Ellingham.[3]

History[edit]

Little Ellingham has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085.[4] In the great book, Little Ellingham is recorded by the names “Ailincham”, “Elincgham” and “Ellingham. The main landholder is the King but in the custody of William de Warenne and Godric. The survey also mentions 12 cattle and 34 goats.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey Explorer Map, Sheet 237, Norwich, Wymondham, Attleborough and Watton, ISBN 0-319-23809-1
  2. ^ Norfolk churches
  3. ^ Great Ellingham Benefice
  4. ^ The Domesday Book, Englands Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde,Norfolk page 191, Little Ellingham, ISBN 1-85833-440-3