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Bittering Parva

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"BITTERING PARVA, or Little Bittering, 5½ miles W. by N. of East Dereham, is a small parish, which keeps its poor conjointly with Beeston, and contains only 18 souls, and 392 acres of land, divided into two farms, occupied by Wm. Walker and Soames Greene. The CHURCH (St. Peter,) is a small fabric, and the living is a rectory valued in the King's Book at £2. 13s. 6½d., and in 1831, at £100. It was augmented from 1743 to 1792, with £800 of Queen Anne's bounty. Henry Dover, Esq., is the patron, and owns the chief part of the parish, and the Rev. Chas. Goodrich is the incumbent." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

This parish was united with Beeston-next-Mileham to form Beeston-cum-Bittering.



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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.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Peter.

Civil Registration

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

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Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Little 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

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