St John the Baptist, Bressingham
Bressingham shown within Norfolk
|Area||15.77 km2 (6.09 sq mi)|
|– density||48/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||IP22 2|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Bressingham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 15.77 km2 (6.09 sq mi) and had a population of 751 in 305 households as of the 2001 census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of South Norfolk.
This town of Bressingham was given by Osulph le Sire, and the lady Laverine, or Leofrine, his wife, to the abbey of St. Edmund's in Bury in about 963. By the time of Edward the Confessor, the abbey owned slightly more than half the town; the rest being owned by Almar, the Bishop of Elmham. Almar's part was also a manor, and held in William the Conqueror's time by Roger Bigod, 1st Earl of Norfolk. The town was then two miles long, and a mile and a half broad, it extended at that time into Shimpling, Fersfield, Shelfhanger, and Roydon.
- Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
- Blomefield, Francis (c. 1736). History of Norfolk 1. London (published c. 1806).
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