Little Snoring

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Little Snoring
Little Snoring Village sign.jpg
The Village sign at Little Snoring
Little Snoring is located in Norfolk
Little Snoring
Little Snoring
 Little Snoring shown within Norfolk
Area  7.31 km2 (2.82 sq mi)
Population 603 (parish, 2001 Census)[citation needed]
   – density  82/km2 (210/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG0134
   – London 105 mi (169 km)  SSW
Civil parish Little Snoring
District North Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FAKENHAM
Postcode district NR21
Dialling code 01328
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament North Norfolk
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°51′14″N 0°53′56″E / 52.854°N 0.899°E / 52.854; 0.899

Little Snoring is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, England.[1]

The village is approximately 2 miles (3 km) east-north-east from the town of Fakenham, 17 miles (27 km) west-south-west from Cromer, and to the side of the A148 road.[2]

The 2001 Census recorded a parish population of 603. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.

History[edit]

Little Snoring has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085.[3] In the Great Book[clarification needed] Little Snoring is recorded by the names "Esnaringa", "Snaringa" and "Snarlinga". It was the king's land with the main landholders being William de Warenne and Peter de Valognes and his main tenant is said to be Ralph.

Within the parish of Little Snoring, at a place called Queensgate, was situated a house of the Order of St Lazarus. It is mentioned in the will of Alexander, Rector of Snoring Parva, in 1380. Nothing further about the house is known.[4]

Landmarks[edit]

The parish church of Saint Andrew, Little Snoring

The church of 'Little Snoring St Andrew' is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk.[citation needed] The church and its separate tower are Grade I listed buildings.[5][6]

The village has an airfield, formerly RAF Little Snoring, part of which is still active as a private airfield, whilst the other part now belongs to a potato-producing company.

Amenities[edit]

Village amenities include a school, post office and a the Green Man public house.

The nearest railway station is at Sheringham for the Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 24 - Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21726-4.
  2. ^ County A to Z Atlas, Street & Road maps Norfolk, p.227, ISBN 978-1-84348-614-5
  3. ^ The Domesday Book, England's Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde, Norfolk, p.191, Little Snoring, ISBN 1-85833-440-3
  4. ^ "Snoring Parva Lazarus House, near Fakenham", Prestel.co.uk
  5. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (223867)". Images of England. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (223868)". Images of England. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Little Snoring at Wikimedia Commons