Little Ellingham

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Little Ellingham
St Peter's church, Little Ellingham.jpg
Saint Peter Parish Church, Little Ellingham
Little Ellingham is located in Norfolk
Little Ellingham
Little Ellingham
Location within Norfolk
Area6.24 km2 (2.41 sq mi)
Population250 (parish, 2011 census)[1]
• Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTM004992
• London104 miles (167 km)
Civil parish
  • Little Ellingham CP
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNR17
Dialling code01953
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
52°33′11″N 0°57′24″E / 52.55305°N 0.95654°E / 52.55305; 0.95654Coordinates: 52°33′11″N 0°57′24″E / 52.55305°N 0.95654°E / 52.55305; 0.95654

Little Ellingham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.[2] The village is 4.6 miles (7.4 km) north-west of Attleborough, 2 miles (3.2 km) north-west of its sister village of Great Ellingham, 18.8 miles (30.3 km) west-south-west of Norwich and 105 miles (169 km) north-east of London. The nearest railway station is at Attleborough for the Breckland Line which runs between Cambridge and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport.

Little Ellingham is served by St Peter's Church[3] in the Benefice of Great Ellingham.[4]


The villages name means 'Homestead/village of Ella's people' or possibly, 'homestead/village at Ella's place'.

Little Ellingham has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085.[5] In the great book, Little Ellingham is recorded by the names “Ailincham”, “Elincgham” and “Ellingham. The main landholder is the King but in the custody of William de Warenne and Godric. The survey also mentions 12 cattle and 34 goats.

Historic buildings[edit]

Located to the northwest of the church is Little Ellingham hall and its associated clock tower, both built in 1855. The brick tower, which stands at the centre of a group of cottages, is three stories high with a cupola on the top.[6]

The clock tower (1855)

To the rear of the clock tower are the Hall farm buildings, now not presently in use, with their massive roofs.

Old farm buildings, Hall Farm


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey Explorer Map, Sheet 237, Norwich, Wymondham, Attleborough and Watton, ISBN 0-319-23809-1
  3. ^ Norfolk churches
  4. ^ Great Ellingham Benefice
  5. ^ The Domesday Book, Englands Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde,Norfolk page 191, Little Ellingham, ISBN 1-85833-440-3
  6. ^ "mnf9110 - Norfolk Heritage Explorer". Norfolk Heritage Explorer. Retrieved 8 May 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)