"FRITTON, a parish in the hundred of Mutford, county Suffolk, 6 miles S.W. of Yarmouth, and 7 N.W. of Lowestoft, its post town. The Haddiscoe station on the Lowestoft branch of the Great Eastern railway is about 1 mile W. of the village. Here is a picturesque lake or decoy about 3 miles in length, having an outlet to the river Waveney, which flows through the neighbourhood. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich, value 249. The church is a small edifice with a thatched roof and chancel of Norman architecture, dedicated to St. Edmund. The register commences in 1691. The charitable endowments produce about 12 per annum. There is a National school in the village. Here are two manors, of which L. B. Foster,- Esq., and Magdalene College, Oxford, are the lords. The principal residence is Fritton Hall."

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003



Church History

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