Little Snoring

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

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)
    - Density  82 /km2 (210 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TG0134
    - London  118 miles (190 km) 
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

Little Snoring is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.[1] 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.[2] 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.

History[edit]

Little Snoring has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085.[3] 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.

The parish church of Saint Andrew, Little Snoring

Church of St Andrew[edit]

The church of Little Snoring St Andrew is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk. The church and its separate tower are Grade I listed buildings.[4][5]

Other sites of interest[edit]

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.[6]

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, Page 227, ISBN 978-1-84348-614-5
  3. ^ The Domesday Book, England's Heritage, Then and Now, (Editor: Thomas Hinde), Norfolk, page 191, Little Snoring, ISBN 1-85833-440-3
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  6. ^ http://www2.prestel.co.uk/church/oosj/norfolk.htm

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