Gissing, Norfolk

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Church St Mary, Gissing, Norfolk, England-11March2010.jpg
St Mary, Gissing
Gissing is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area8.11 km2 (3.13 sq mi)
Population252 (2011)
• Density31/km2 (80/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTM146855
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDISS
Postcode districtIP22
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
52°25′33″N 1°09′19″E / 52.4257°N 1.15516°E / 52.4257; 1.15516Coordinates: 52°25′33″N 1°09′19″E / 52.4257°N 1.15516°E / 52.4257; 1.15516
Gissing St Mary

Gissing /ˈɡɪsɪŋ/ is a village and civil parish in Norfolk, England, about six miles (10 km) north of Diss. It covers an area of 8.11 km2 (3.13 sq mi) and had a population of 254 in 95 households at the 2001 census,[2] falling marginally to 252 (in 99 households) at the 2011 Census.[3] The village is the location of Gissing Hall, a fifteenth-century mansion which is now operated as a hotel.

Church of St Mary[edit]

The church, St Mary, is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk. It is a Grade I listed building.[4] In 1209 there was a rectory; in 1271, a vicarage was endowed with "all the offerings, the tithes of the mills, a vicarage-house and meadow, and an acre of land adjoining, and twenty acres more of the church's free land, and all other small tithes, except hay, which, with all the corn tithes, and the rest of the glebe, together with the rectory manor, and all its appurtenances, were to belong to the prior himself."[5]

The monument to Sir John Kemp (1815) is by the London sculptor Charles Regnart.[6]

Mid-air collision[edit]

On 29 January 1944, two United States Army Air Forces, Consolidated B-24 Liberator (42-7669 and 42-100005) collided in mid-air on an assembly mission to Frankfurt from RAF Tibenham, and both aircraft crashed near Gissing. The collision killed 25 crew on both aircraft.[7]


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  2. ^ "Gissing parish information". South Norfolk Council. 22 March 2006. Archived from the original on 29 August 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Images of England".
  5. ^ Blomefield, Francis (c. 1736). History of Norfolk . 1. London (published c. 1806). Check date values in: |publication-date= (help)
  6. ^ Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851, Rupert Gunnis
  7. ^ [1]

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