The Village sign at Little Snoring
Little Snoring shown within Norfolk
|Area||7.31 km2 (2.82 sq mi)|
|Population||603 (parish, 2001 census)|
|- Density||82 /km2 (210 /sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|- London||118 miles (190 km)|
|Civil parish||Little Snoring|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
|UK Parliament||North Norfolk|
Little Snoring is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is 4.7 miles (7.6 km) east-north-east of the town of Fakenham, 19.8 miles (31.9 km) west-south-west of Cromer and 118 miles (190 km) north-north-east of London. 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. The village is situated on the north west side of the A148 King’s Lynn to Cromer road. The parish had, in the 2001 census, a population of 603. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.
Little Snoring has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085. In the great book 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.
Church of St Andrew
Other sites of interest
As well as a church, 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 called BM. Other amenities in the village include a school, post office and a pub, the Green Man.
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, however it is believed that it may have been located at Church Farm which dates back to this period and is surrounded by a moat.
- OS Explorer Map 24 - Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21726-4.
- County A to Z Atlas, Street & Road maps Norfolk, Page 227, ISBN 978-1-84348-614-5
- The Domesday Book, England's Heritage, Then and Now, (Editor: Thomas Hinde), Norfolk, page 191, Little Snoring, ISBN 1-85833-440-3
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Little Snoring.|
- Website with photos of Little Snoring St Andrew
- Village website - including information on church, RAF station
- Little Snoring Parish Council website
- Little Snoring Pre-School website
- Little Snoring Primary School website