"FRENZE, 1 mile E. of Diss, has only 46 souls, and about 420A. of land. It is ecclesiastically a separate parish, but is united with Scole and Thorpe Parva, for the maintenance of the poor. It is occupied by, and mostly the property of Sheldrake Smith Esq., of Frenze Hall, who is also patron of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £2. 13s. 4d., and now enjoyed by the Rev. Robert Wegg, of Dickleburgh. The tithes were commuted in 1840, for £106 per annum. The Church (St. Andrew,) is a small antique fabric, and has four fine brasses, on which are graved effigies of the Blenerhasset family, and on another is the figure of Joanna Barham." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Ann Duncan]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Redenhall, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Andrew.
- Campling, Arthur
- Index of Marriages: Frenze, 1651-1754.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
- Farrow, C.W. and Palgrave-Moore, Patrick
- Frenze Parish Registers: Baptisms 1654-1852, Marriages 1662-1852, Burials 1651-1877; transcribed and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, 1985]
- These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
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Frenze is in Diss Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Diss Hundred
- Description of Diss Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
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