"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]
See also Frenze.
- 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.
- Steele, Ian
- Fring Lavender Distillery.
[Norwich, Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society, in "Journal of the Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society", vol.3, no.1, 1981]
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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.
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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- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
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These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
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.