1891 Census Names Index
1841 Census for Great Snoring & Walsingham Union Workhouse [J. Tillin]
1851 Census for Great Snoring & Walsingham Union Workhouse [J. Tillin]
Marriages 1860-1902 (Parish Register) [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
Marriages (1801-1837) [Local web-site]
North Greenhoe hundred
Walsingham union
Kelly's 1883
White's 1845 and 1864 [GENUKI-NFK]
Kelly's 1875, 1892, 1896, 1900, 1908, 1912, 1916 and 1933 [J. Tillin]
The Snorings Village Web-site [J. Tillin]
Great Snoring Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Great Snoring watermill and postmill [Jonathan Neville]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
and see Little Snoring
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Norfolk - Great Snoring

Francis White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1854, pp. 714-715

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, December 2000]

SNORING (GREAT), 2 miles S. of Walsingham, is a parish and large village, comprising 99 houses, 656 souls, and 1,645 acres of land, the property of several proprietors, the largest of whom are the Rev. D. H. Lee Warner, and John Dugmore, Esq. ; the latter is lord of the manor, in which the copyholds are subject to arbitrary fines ; but there is a small manor (fines certain) belonging to the rectory. Of the above population 164 were in the Walsingham Union House, previously noticed. The CHURCH, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, has a fine tower, and formerly had a spire. It contains some stone stalls, and curious old brasses of the Skelton family, who built the rectory house, which is a fine specimen of ornamental brick work, some additions to which have recently been made. The rectory, valued in the King's book at £24, is consolidated with Thursford, in the gift of St. John's College, Cambridge, enjoyed by the Rev. G. H. Marsh, B.D., who has 28a. of glebe. The joint livings were valued in 1831 at £610. Here is a National School. The Church land, 1½a., is let for £3.; and 1½ rood produces 17s. a year. The Bishop of Chester left £20 for the poor, which, with £20 left by the Rev. R. West, was laid out in 1676 in the purchase of 6a. 3r. 31p. of land, now let for £14, which is distributed in bread and coals. The poor have also the dividends of £209 18s. three per cent. consols, purchased with £200 left by John Alvis, in 1823.

Post Office at Mr. Christopher Mallett's ; letters arrive at 10.30 a.m., and are despatched at 3 p.m.

Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, December 2000; links updated December 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
1841 Census for Great Snoring & Walsingham Union Workhouse [J. Tillin]
1851 Census for Great Snoring & Walsingham Union Workhouse [J. Tillin]
Marriages 1860-1902 (Parish Register) [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
Marriages (1801-1837) [Local web-site]
North Greenhoe hundred
Walsingham union
Kelly's 1883
White's 1845 [GENUKI-NFK]
Kelly's 1875, 1892, 1896, 1900, 1908, 1912, 1916 and 1933 [J. Tillin]
The Snorings Village Web-site [J. Tillin]
Great Snoring Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Great Snoring watermill and postmill [Jonathan Neville]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
and see Little Snoring
Return to villages index
Paddy's home page