Gissing, Norfolk

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Church St Mary, Gissing, Norfolk, England-11March2010.jpg
St Mary, Gissing
Gissing is located in Norfolk
 Gissing shown within Norfolk
Area  8.11 km2 (3.13 sq mi)
Population 252 (2011)
   – density  31/km2 (80/sq mi)
OS grid reference TM146855
Civil parish Gissing
District South Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DISS
Postcode district IP22
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places

Coordinates: 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,[1] falling marginally to 252 at the 2011 Census.[2] 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.[3] 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."[4]

The monument to Sir John Kemp (1815) is by the London sculptor Charles Regnart.[5]

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.[6]


  1. ^ "Gissing parish information". South Norfolk Council. 22 March 2006. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Images of England". 
  4. ^ Blomefield, Francis (c. 1736). History of Norfolk. 1. London (published c. 1806). 
  5. ^ Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851, Rupert Gunnis
  6. ^ [1]

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