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Bittering Magna

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"BITTERING MAGNA was formerly a parish, lying between Gressenhall and Beetley, to which parishes it was annexed many years ago, after the dilapidation of its CHURCH, of which no traces now remain. Like Little Bittering, it maintains its roads separately. Near Gressenhall village, are a number of scattered houses called Bittering Street." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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This parish is also called Great Bittering.
See also Bittering Parva.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brisley, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • There was no trace of the church before 1845.
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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Great Bittering was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Great Bittering is in Launditch Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Launditch Hundred
Description of Launditch Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Bittering Magna has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Land & Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF961169 (Lat/Lon: 52.714212, 0.901726), Bittering Magna which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law