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"FRING, or Frenge, is a parish, with a small village, seated in a deep valley, with woody acclivities, between Snettisham and Docking, 14 miles N.E. by N. of Lynn; containing 162 inhabitants, and 1,730A. 2R. 34P. of land, mostly belonging to Abm. Richd. Dusgate, Esq., the lord of the manor; but he resides generally in France, so that the Hall, a neat cemented mansion, upon a commanding eminence, with extensive gardens and pleasure-grounds, is unoccupied. Only 1,570 acres are accessible. The CHURCH (All Saints,) stands on the western acclivity, and has a small tower of flint, with one bell. . . . The curacy, valued in 1831 at £77, was augmented, from 1790 to 1816, with £700 of Royal bounty, and in the latter year with £200, given by the present incumbent, the Rev. Rt. Bacon, LL.D." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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See also Frenze.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Heacham, 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 All Saints.
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Church History

Church of All Saints
Description, picture, services, etc.
Church of All Saints
Wall paintings in the church.
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Church Records

Marriages 1700-1812
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 5.
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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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), Fring was in Docking Registration District.

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Description & Travel

Steele, Ian
Fring Lavender Distillery.
[Norwich, Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society, in "Journal of the Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society", vol.3, no.1, 1981]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Fring is in Smithdon Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Fring 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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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF737348 (Lat/Lon: 52.882339, 0.579269), Fring which are provided by:

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Military Records

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
18012334174
18111626141
18211530139
18312929127
184132--162
185135--183
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186137--173
18714051180
18814149174
18914142153
19014040165
1911--42169

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.