The Village sign at Little Snoring
Little Snoring St Andrew's church
|Area||7.31 km2 (2.82 sq mi)|
|Population||619 (parish, 2011 Census)|
|• Density||85/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||105 mi (169 km) SSW|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
Little Snoring has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085 and is recorded by the names "Esnaringa", "Snaringa" and "Snarlinga", named after "Snare", the settlers' leader, and thus the name Little Snoring evolved over the centuries. 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.
Historically the name Snoring Parva was used, "parva" being Latin for "smaller" — nearby is Great Snoring.
Within the parish of Little Snoring, at a place called Queensgate, was 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.
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.
Village amenities include a school, post office and the Green Man public house.
- OS Explorer Map 24 – Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21726-4.
- County A to Z Atlas, Street & Road maps Norfolk, p.227, ISBN 978-1-84348-614-5
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 4 September 2015.
- The Domesday Book, England's Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde, Norfolk, p.191, Little Snoring, ISBN 1-85833-440-3
- "Snoring Parva Lazarus House, near Fakenham" Archived 25 January 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Prestel.co.uk
- Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1373753)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
- Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1049264)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
Media related to Little Snoring at Wikimedia Commons
- Little Snoring on the European Round Tower Churches website
- "The Snoring Villages", The-snorings.co.uk
- "Little Snoring Parish Council", Norfolk Rural Community Council
- "Little Snoring Primary School", Norfolk County Council